Robert Baley, 1931-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Funeral services for Robert F. Baley, 87, of Glenville will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery in Myrtle. Visitation will one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Robert Baley

Bob died Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home.

Robert F. Baley was born June 6, 1931, in Austin, the son of Arthur and Frances (Cafourek) Baley. He grew up and attended school in Austin. Bob married Donna Corson on June 5, 1951. They farmed together until 1977 and were always busy milking cows and helping with other chores. Bob and Donna worked as caretakers of cemeteries, and also raised vegetables and flower gardens. They sold their produce at many different farmers markets over the years. Bob enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends.

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Bob is survived by his children Diane of Mankato, Bob of Myrtle, Carol of Albert Lea and Jim of Myrtle; grandson, Chad; great-grandchildren Phoenix, Joie and Jasper; sister-in-law, Millie Baley, of Austin; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Bob was preceded in death by one son; parents Arthur and Frances; in-laws Albert and Nellie Corson; sister, Georgia Oxley; and brother, Archie Baley.