Ronald Gene BaileyRonald Gene Bailey, 70 of Proctor, went home to the Lord on May 13, 2013 at his home after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
Ronald Gene Bailey, 70 of Proctor, went home to the Lord on May 13, 2013 at his home after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on June 2, 1942, in Duluth to Vern and Elna (Tast) Bailey.
Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Navy on the USS Wasp CVS-18 during the Cuban Blockade. He worked for Mielke Electric, Midway, Oil and Central Heating. He was a co-owner of RB & B Heating and owned Bailey Heating.
Ronald was a member of the Proctor Moose Lodge and American Legion. He was an active member of the Redemption Ministry of Duluth. Ronald loved hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time at his cabin in McGregor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Kuehn; brother, Larry Bailey and son-in-law, Cory Renshaw.
Ronald is survived by his wife Beverly; children, Ronald A. Bailey of Boston, Mass., Lori (Chris) Anderson of Cloquet, Lisa (Pete) Nygren of Moose Lake, Brian (Dan Grove) Bailey of Minneapolis and Corrina (Rodney Setvin) Bailey of Massillon, Ohio; step-children, Bonnie Murray of Duluth and Tammie (Rex Brown) of New Philadelphia, Ohio; grandchildren, Christie Carlson, Alicia Robertson, Hope Taylor, Stephanie Robertson, Trevor Bailey, Jett Anderson, Zane Robertson, Tyler Murray, Victoria Monaco, Connor Nygren, McKenzie Anderson, Brady Anderson and Gabriella Nygren; one great-grandchild, Sophia Brooks; siblings, Joanne (Terry) Andrews of Munger, Roger (Irene) Bailey of Cloquet, Donna (Terry) Hallback of Cloquet and Linda Stowell of Sedro-Woolley, Wash.; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Ronald’s family would like to thank Dr. J. Sande, Dr. S. Baker, 1st Street chemo nurses, 3 east nursing staff, Tom and home hospice, all through Essentia St. Mary’s Duluth.
VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Handevidt Funeral Home, 900 Washington Ave, Cloquet. The visitation will continue on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Service also in the Funeral Home. Interment at Solway Cemetery, Solway Township. Ron’s wishes were to have everyone dress casual “cabin attire.” To leave an online condolence for Ronald’s family, please visit www.handevidtfh.com. Arrangements with Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service, 879-4636.