Richard Lee "Dick" BAILEY
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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. (651) 439-5511

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Published in Pioneer Press from Jun. 14 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 25, 2020
I was sorry to hear of Dicks passing. Michelle, Danielle and Patrice, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve King
June 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was such a good friend to my brother Dan Grubidge. I have many memories of those guys hanging out together and joining the Air Force as buddies. My sincerest sympathies to the family.
Jody (Grubidge) McIlrath
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