Laraine Rose Payer (nee Hritz), age 80, "got her wings" on Saturday November 11th, 2023,
surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 22, 1943 to Carl
and Hattie Hritz (nee Sieminski).
She graduated from Parma Senior High School and where she met and married the love of her
life, Michael Payer. Laraine loved camping and the outdoors, feeding the birds in the morning
and watching the wildlife, especially the deer and one in particular, Floppy, who was her
favorite. Family dinners will be greatly missed as she was a great cook. She loved all animals so
much that she became a breeder of Afghans, Maltese and West Highland Terriers. And let's not
forget about her love of all music by Elvis Presley.
She is survived by her four daughters: Heidi Bonness (Ray), Michelle Lintz, Melissa Montagino
(partner Michael) and Danielle Schmolz (partner April). Grandchildren: Santana (Sean), Steven,
Kevin (Andrea), Keith (Katie), Joshua, Kayleigh, Carli, Angel and Laci. Great grandchildren:
Kaden, Zoey, Luca, Autumn, Leyland, Lydia, Colt and Audrey. And loving sister, Donna (Paul) Pisarcik.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Michael Payer.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 19th, 2023 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. at the
Diamond Event Center at 1480 Pearl Road in Brunswick, Ohio. A private family burial will take
place at a later date.
Bollinger Funeral Services of Brunswick is assisting the family.