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“I wasn't lucky enough to know Ruth very long, but it was a pleasure taking care of her. She thought me a lot in those few month and I am thankful to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Larissa John - Lexington, MI

“To the family of Ruth, I am so sorry for your loss. Another one of the old neighborhood has passed on. We lost my Mom 3 years ago (Dorothy Uthes). ...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joe and Lynda Demeter - TX

“Ruth was always friendly and up-beat. She never changed. I am sorry she's gone. She was one of the good ones. Condolences to her family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Loretta Markell - China Township, MI

Ruth ringing her bell for the passing ship during a Blue Water Art Association outing to her home on the river.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Loretta Markell

“I didn't know Ruth for a long time but in them few months that i had the honor to take care of her and get to know her. Has been very special to me....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Wahowske - Port Huron, MI

“Jim & Pati, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ron-Joni Terry - Cincinnati, OH

“My heartfelt condolences to everyone. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kirk Howes - Anaconda, MT

“We shared the same birth-date, a love for the Lord, growing flowers, birds, and ships on the river. I was so blessed to have known Ruth! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Roberts - Oscoda, MI

“A great loveley lady.Will be missed. TO know her was to love her..♥ ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mark & Sharron Revere - St. Clair, MI


Ruth Ann Bier, 90, of St. Clair Township, died Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Blue Water Hospice Home.

She was born June 25, 1927 in Ironwood, Michigan to the late William and Mary Pollari. She married William Bier on June 10, 1948 in Ironwood. They were married 66 years before his death on November 26, 2014.

Mrs. Bier was a "Rosie the Riveter," working at the Curtiss-Wright Aircraft facility during World War II. She was active in the community, serving on the Marysville School Board, the Marysville Women's Club, as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and was a member of Marysville United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a proud "Yooper" and loved cross country skiing and being outdoors. She also enjoyed water color painting, reading and gardening.

She is survived by five children, Robert Bier of Garberville, California, Joanne (Michael) Wesch of Marysville, James (Lea) Bier of St. Clair, Pati (Michael) Fritz of St. Helen, and Diane (Craig) Holmes of Brighton; seven grandchildren, Kristopher (Marie) Rowe of Indian Trails, North Carolina, Lisa (Brady) Tieman of Plainfield, Illinois, Matthew (Melissa) Bier of Stamford, Connecticut, Tim (Emily) Wesch of Chicago, Illinois, Kaylee (Sgt. Ed) Gerrow of Marysville, Marisa (Brandon) McNamee of Fort Gratiot, and Alex (Meghan Flynn) Bier of Tacoma Park, Maryland; great grandchildren, Colin and Brian Tieman, Brendan Rowe, Logan Bier, Rory McNamee, Eva Wesch, Eddie (Alicia) Gerrow, Emily Gerrow, and Parker and Hayden Gerrow; and a sister-in-law, Betty Sodders. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Wesch; a brother, Robert Pollari; a sister, Mary Margret Pollari; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Hoogenveen.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Marysville United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barbara Welbaum will officiate.

Inurnment will be in the Riverlawn Cemetery Columbarium, Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville United Methodist Church, the St. Clair County Library Marysville Branch, or the Blue Water Hospice Home.

Arrangements are by Marysville Funeral Home.

For complete information visit Marysville Funeral Home.

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