Richard M. Bailly

October 7, 1941 - July 4, 2024

Obituary for Richard M. Bailly

Richard M. Bailly, age 82, of Champlin, MN, was preceded in death by his parents, Marcel & Anna (Harildstad) Bailly; brothers, Leland and Raymond Bailly. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Sharon (Switzer); sons, Brett, Bryon, Jason, and Todd; grandchildren, Hannah, Claire, Grace, Richard, Joshua, Jeremiah, Kailee, Skylar, and Caden; brothers, Dawn, Clifford, Verlyn, and Ernie Bailly; and other relatives and friends.

Richard led a full life, offering service to the nation during his Navy career while partnering with Sharon to raise four sons.His Navy career spanned 22 years, having been deployed on a variety of occasions to many areas of the world.He enlisted in the Navy in 1960 and subsequently completed the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 1972 at the University of Utah. He ultimately retired from the Navy at the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1982.

A Celebration of Richard's Life will be at 11 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at First Congregational Church UCC, 1923 Third Ave., Anoka, MN with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls., MN.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: MVH Minneapolis Family Council, 5101 Minnehaha Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417. The Minnesota Veterans Home (MVH) is a veteran care facility, where Richard was well cared for.The non-profit MVH Family Council provides valuable resources from the community and family members, to support the overall mission of high-quality care for military veterans.

Visitation

Saturday, August 10th
10AM

First Congregational Church UCC
1923 3rd Ave.
Anoka, MN

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 10th
11 AM

First Congregational Church UCC
1923 3rd Ave.
Anoka, MN

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