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Melanie (Unger) Bailey

June 3, 1932 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Melanie Bailey Obituary

Melanie Bailey, 91, of Willmar, died Wednesday, January 31st at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Willmar. Her memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 17th at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery, Little Falls.

Melanie was born June 3, 1932, in the Czech Republic to Richard and Mathilde Unger and moved to Germany with her family in 1945. In 1952 she married Cleveland Bailey, a sergeant in the United States Army. They spent many years on the Iron Range raising their family before moving to Willmar in 1972. Their greatest joy was being involved in their grandchildren’s lives.

Melanie is survived by her four children: Bob (Sharon) Bailey, Carmen Rohne, Lillie Berczyk, and Joann Bailey; grandchildren Kari (Jeff) Freeman, Megan (Joe) Christensen, Derek (fiancée, Lindsey Couture) Michaelis and Shannon (Jeries) Fakhoury.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland, in 2002, two sons-in-law and thirteen siblings.

We are especially grateful to the staff at Brookdale and to CentraCare Hospice for their compassionate care of Melanie.

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February 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201


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