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BAILEY, Raymond 1930-2013

BAILEY, DUGAN, PRUESSNER, FREESE, DEGROOT

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 2/19/2013 at 12:55:39

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Ionia, Iowa — Raymond Bailey Jr. of Ionia, Iowa, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

Funeral services for Raymond “Red” Bailey Jr. will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Jane Keel of Messiah Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. Full military honors will be conducted by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hauser Funeral Home, and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.

Mason City Globe Gazette, 2/19/2013
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Raymond "Red" Bailey Jr.

Date Of Birth: May 1, 1930
Date Of Death: February 18, 2013

Raymond Bailey, Jr., of Ionia, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

Funeral services for Raymond "Red" Bailey Jr. will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Hauser Funeral Home. Pastor Jane Keel of Messiah Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hauser Funeral Home, and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Raymond "Red" Bailey Jr. was born May 1, 1930 in Charles City, the son of Raymond Sr. and Vivian (Dugan) Bailey. He attended Charles City High School. On September 7, 1951 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua he was united in marriage to Esther Pruessner. Raymond proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, Raymond returned to Waterloo where he sold cars, worked in his scrapyard, and farmed. He enjoyed bartering, buying, selling, and trading, fishing on his pond, and bird watching. Raymond was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Hunting and Fishing Club.

Left to celebrate his life include his children Debra (Ryan) DeGroot, of Fairbank, Douglas (Ramona) Bailey of Charles City, and Diana (Dennis) Freese of Charles City; grandchildren Shawn (Chad) McGarvey, Sheila (Justin)Heinze, Sarah (Joe)Bantz, and Dylan (Nicole) Freese; great grandchildren Devon and Morgan McGarvey, Brandon and Emily Dewiese, Kaylee, Dakota, and Drake Heinze.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, wife Esther, on June 20, 1998, and two sisters, Joann Boggess, and Peggy Chesnut.

Hauser Funeral Home website, 2/19/2013


 

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