Memorial services for Frank R. Bailey, 82, of Davenport, IA and Mesa, AZ will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Inurnment with military honors will follow at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the mortuary. Mr. Bailey died on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Lund Hospice House in Gilbert, AZ.
Frank Richard Bailey was born on October 19, 1931 in Maquoketa, IA, the son of Charles and Margaret (Klemme) Bailey. Following his high school graduation, he entered the United States Army serving as a Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge from active duty, he went on to serve an additional 8 years in the Army Reserve. On November 5, 1955 he married Dolores Hebeler in Davenport. Mr. Bailey worked as a crane operator at the Rock Island Arsenal for many years prior to his retirement in 1988. His memberships include the Davenport Wheel and Canvas Club, the VFW, American Legion, and the Davenport Moose Lodge.
Surviving members of the family include - his Wife of 58 years: Dolores; 2 Daughters: Christine (Rick) Rettenmaier of Springfield, MO, and Catherine (Tim) Marxen of Bardstown, KY; a Son: Mark (Jody) Bailey of Davenport; 4 Sisters: Marian Todd, Charlene Petersen, Maxine Jones, and Catherine Bailey; a Brother Owen Bailey of Maquoketa, IA; 10 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren, and several very special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Jenny, and a brother Robert.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.