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Roger Bailly

Roger Bailly

August 1st, 1936 - September 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Roger Bailly, age 84, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Watertown, SD.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown with Pastor Dan Ofstehage officiating. Services will be recorded and added to the online obituary for Roger.

Visitation will be 4-7:00 pm, Friday, September 25, 2020 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Nelson, Jake Bailly, Todd Wess, Eric Christians, Brooke Bailly, Steve Wess and Sarah Christians.

Honorary pallbearers are the Winnebago Club and the Snowmobile Club.

Roger Frederick Bailly was born August 1, 1936 to Frederick J. and Ruth P. (Orris) Bailly in Watertown, South Dakota. He grew up in the Florence and Watertown area, attended Watertown High School and graduated in 1954. Roger was employed at Barkley Truck Line and Wilson Trucking for many years. He also worked for Boeing in Washington for some time.

Roger and Charlotte Wess were married on June 8, 1968 in Watertown. Roger and Char traveled and lived in their RV while Roger worked on the pipeline. He worked on the pipeline all over the country. Roger also worked a short time with Big Stone Power Plant.

The couple loved to winter in Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. Roger also enjoyed motorcycling, traveling in their RV, fishing, snowmobiling and his cars and pickups.

Roger is survived by his brother, Ron Bailly of Watertown, SD; his nieces and nephews, Randy Nelson of Eagan, MN, Linda Mueller of St. Paul, MN, Sarah (Eric) Christians of Watertown, SD, Todd Wess of Watertown, SD and Ashley Wess of Watertown, SD; his brother-in-law, Steve (Karla) Wess of Watertown, SD; and several great nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Charlotte, who passed away June 16, 2018; his sister, Laura Nelson; two nephews, Joe Bailly and Pat Nelson.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday September 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday September 26th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Saturday September 26th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday September 26th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
    Address
    2001 2nd St NW
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Notes
    The service will be recorded and put on our website,
    Officiant
    Pastor Dan Ofstehage
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Harold Anderson

Posted at 05:51pm
Our condolences to Roger's remaining family members. It was such a pleasure to work with him in his position with Northern Border Pipeline up until my retirement in 2001. Harold and Karolyn Anderson ( formerly of Volga, now Sioux Falls.)
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Tom Bush

Posted at 10:41am
Roger will be missed. I hope the trails are groomed and he has good snow. Many good memories sledding with him.
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Paul Cordell

Posted at 09:43pm
RIP Roger
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