Service


Date:

February 2, 2018

Start Time:

12:00 PM

Location:


Merle Hay Funeral Home

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Visitation


Date:

February 2, 2018

Start Time:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:


Merle Hay Funeral Home

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Robert “Bob” R. Bailey

Robert “Bob” Ray Bailey, 75, of Des Moines, died on Saturday, January 27, 2017. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Merle Hay Funeral Home with a service to follow at 12 p.m.

Bob is survived by his wife Linda; four children Kallen (Kim), Kari, Kendall (Jennifer), and Kyle (Catherine); 8 grandchildren; two sisters Pat Benter and Sandra Bailey; and three nephews.

Bob was born on October 21, 1942 in Reinbeck, the son of Josiah and Lois Bailey. In 1964, he married Linda Rae Felper in Albion, Iowa. Bob grew up as a farmer and completed his bachelor’s degree in 1964 after attending Iowa State University. He worked at Mercy Hospital for over 50 years.

Bob loved playing with his kids and grandkids and never stopped taking care of his family. He enjoyed motorcycling, science fiction, shooting sports, hiking, and canoeing. He was known as a hard worker and a giving person. He will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

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