Robert F. Baley, 87

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Robert F. Baley, 87

Robert F. Baley, 87, of Glenville, Minnesota, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home.

Robert F. Baley was born on June 6, 1931, in Austin, Minnesota, 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.

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

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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.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home with Pastor Kent Otterman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Bohemian National Cemetery in Myrtle. Online condolences are welcome at