Death – Obituary
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home
James G. Bailey was called home by his Heavenly Father on December 7, 2021 at the age of 94. He was born October 23, 1927, the second of six children born to Jordon Bailey and Frances Engeldinger in Menominee, Michigan. He attended Menominee High School and enlisted in the Army in 1948, where he received his GED. He served his country for 20 years, retiring with a rank of 1st Sergeant. During that time he was stationed in Iceland, Germany and Korea, receiving several commendations, which included a medal for Humane Action for participation in the Berlin Airlift and the Humanitarian Award for assisting in the flood relief mission in Seoul, Korea which threatened the Hee-Mang Orphanage that housed 120 children.
He married Jean Benson on October 11, 1952 and over the course of their 69 years together, had eight children. When he retired from the Army, he worked at Scott Paper Company. When he retired from there, he enjoyed traveling with Jean throughout the United States and Europe.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; and children, Terri (Steve) Seitz, Lynn (Darrell) Welch, Pat (Jeff) Sievert, Kevin (Debbie) Bailey, Barb (Guy) O’Connor, Judy (Duane) Fenske, Mary (Brad) Meissner and David (Jane) Bailey; along with 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; 2 brothers; father-in-law and mother-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law.
Visitation will be at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette on January 29, 2022 (please note date) from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. A luncheon will follow at Holy Family Parish Center on Taylor Street. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on January 31, 2022 at Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette with Military Honors provided by the Military 20-Year Club.
Posted online on January 14, 2022
Published in Green Bay Press Gazette
What Is An Obituary
In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”
In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.