Richard Bailey of Perry


Richard Bailey, 87, of Perry passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, at the Spring Valley Retirement Community in Perry Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 7 from 1-7 p.m., with family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials will be given to St. Croix Hospice and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be posted at

Richard William Bailey was born April 28, 1929, at Woodward, Iowa, to William Hiesel and Bertha Amber (Shaw) Bailey.

He graduated from Woodward High School with the class of 1947.

He was united in marriage June 15, 1949, to Orma Ann Carpenter and was the proud father of Rhonda and Sandra. On January 31, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sally Ann Tingwald.

Dick worked at Iowa Electric Light and Power Company all of his life, ending his career as the Foreman.

He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for many years and the Iowa Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 65 years.

Dick was a huge Cubs fan, and he enjoyed golfing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Sally Bailey and Orma Burkhart; daughters, Sandra Bailey Miller Ph.D. and Susan Tingwald Cullinan; brother, Robert Bailey; and a sister, Marie Harris.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda (Kent) Knepper of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ann Mathews of Indianapolis, Ind., Jim Tingwald of Indianapolis, Ind., Jane (Ron) DeLay of Indianapolis, Ind., and John (Lori) Tingwald of Boone; grandchildren, Andrea (Dan) Negrete, Leslie Brosig, Keisha Knepper, Molly (Ron) Bureta, Megan Mathews, Josh (Jessica) DeLay, Cayce (Caryn) Cullinan and Ben DeLay; and great grandchildren, Carmen Negrete, Alaina Negrete, Barrett Brosig, Rhidian Brosig, Wylder Bureta, Jack DeLay, Nolan DeLay, Ryder Cullinan, Brad DeLay and Sam DeLay.


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