Herbert Bailey

Died: Fri., May 5, 2017


No services to be held


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Herbert John ‘Herb’ Bailey, Jr., age 61, of rural Wapello, died Friday morning, May 5, 2017, at his home.  The son of Herbert John and Mary Ellen Ellefson Bailey, he was born on October 18, 1955 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  Herb married Janice Wykert on December 3, 1976 in Oakville.  She preceded him in death on March 8, 2011.  He married Rhonda Lolling on August 28, 2015 in Nashua.

He grew up and attended Kee High School in Lansing, Iowa.  Herb retired from JI Case in Burlington and was currently working for Sinclair Tractor in Sperry.  He was a member of the UAW Local 807.

Herb enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping.  He had done commercial fishing and diving for clams.  He had also played baseball in early years.  He loved his grandkids.

His family includes his wife, Rhonda; his mother, Mary Christoffer of Lansing; two sons, BJ & Laura Bailey and Josh & Katie Bailey all of Mediapolis; three grandchildren, Camryn, Avery, and Brynlee; four sisters, Barb Fore of Lansing, Mary Rose Hoehne of Galveston, Texas, Sherry Christoffer of Iowa City, and Ann Christoffer of Viola, Wisconsin; and a brother Mike Bailey of Lansing.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Herbert; his first wife, Janice; his stepfather, Laverne ‘Chris’ Christoffer; and a brother, Gary.  

As per his wishes, cremation will be fulfilled.  A Celebration of Life will be held later.

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KEITH CAMPBELL
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Herb. we had worked together at Myers Tree Farm for several years. Never forget the times we worked together and got to know each other. He would tease me about being too particular about trimming bushes and I would tease him about hydroseeding. He always was in charge of that. I will really miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great friend.

Jean Bermel
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Rhonda and family: Sorry to hear about the loss of Herb. Prayers are with the family.

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