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Richard Lee Bailey

June 11, 2020

Obituary

Richard (Dick) Lee Bailey

Age 78 of Stillwater, MN

passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 11, 2020, after suffering a stroke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Ema Bailey. He grew up in St. Paul Park, graduated from Park High School, attended the University of Minnesota, and served four years in the Air Force as a Crew Chief Loadmaster in a C-130 Aircraft during Vietnam. He was a retired loan officer at 3M Eastern Heights Bank, an avid sailor who spent many years sailing Lake Superior on his boat Alive ‘N’ Free, and he took pride in his 40 years of sobriety. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Michelle (Haas) Bailey, daughters Danielle Bailey, Patrice (Bailey) Scelzo, son-in-law Anthony Scelzo, grandchildren Luisa and Frederick (Freddie) Scelzo, sister Judy Bailey, and brother Doug Bailey (Pam). A celebration of life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 407 Fifth St., Stillwater, on Friday, June 26 at 10:45 a.m. Burial immediately following at Cottage Grove cemetery. The church will have social distancing guidelines in place. Personal face masks are required. Please donate to a charity of choice and toast to a life well lived, with a cherry Dr Pepper.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
June 26, 2020

11:00 AM
Church of St. Mary
423 S Fifth St
Stillwater, MN 55082

Interment following funeral service
Friday
June 26, 2020

Cottage Grove Cemetery

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