William K. Bayley of Neenah, passed away on October 13 at the age of 68. He was born on July 10, 1943 to the late Elden and Alice (Kelly) Bayley in Springfield, OH. He married Lisa A. (Golladay) Bayley on June 8, 1996.
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Bill served as a Captain in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was proud to serve his country and always thanked others who served in Military duty.
Bill enjoyed sky diving for many years. He achieved 500+ jumps to reach Master Sky Diving status. He instructed many students with this achievement. He also was an avid camper and loved riding his red scooter. Bill spent much of his career in the Paper Distribution Industry. Most recently he worked for Kolosso Toyota fulfilling his passion for the love of cars. Bill and Lisa loved to travel together, exploring new adventures. She will miss her huckleberry friend.
Bill will be dearly missed by his wife, Lisa; his children: Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Van Etten, Homewood, IL; Catherine (Todd) Sullivan, Midlothian, VA; and Kevin Bayley, Madison, WI; grandchildren: Henry, Kelly, Charlie, Timmy and Jack Van Etten; Elden Sullivan; and Liam Bayley; step-children: Vanessa Golladay, Bristol, WI; John Golladay, Shakopee, MN; and Benjamin Golladay, Salt Lake City, UT. He is further survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley H. Hughes, Janesville, WI; sisters: Ellen (Wayne) Sherman; Lucinda Mellott; Barbara Worman; sisters-in-law: Sara Hughes (Cheri Collins); Kerrie (Jeff) Thistle; brother-in-law Thomas (Monica) Hughes; two aunts: Ann Kelly and Ruth Bayley, both of Springfield, OH; as well as many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his beloved Boston Terrier, "Ted." Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Elden and Alice Bayley; and his late wife, Kathleen Bayley.
A funeral service for Bill will be held Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home, Rev. Stephen Dietzler officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
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205 W. Doty Ave.
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205 W. Doty Avenue Neenah, WI 54956
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Oct. 14, 2011