May 17, 1996 – May 22, 2013
Bailey Gene Chapin, 17, passed away Wed. May 22, 2013. He was born May 17, 1996 to Tiffany Anne Chapin. Bailey lived in Gillett with his (Nana and Bumpa) Grandparents Bart and Laurie Jossie of Gillett and was a junior at Gillett High. He was a member of the positive peers program in school and was on the Gillett Golf team. His friends included people of all ages. Bailey was a loving person, very respectful, and accepting toward others and was loved by many. He had much empathy toward those less fortunate or handy capped and from little on this quality was evident.
Bailey was a very busy and active young man; he was employed by Four Seasons Property Care (owned by Tim and Sarah Via-son Macein) whom Bailey loved dearly, and spent much time with outside of work, wake boarding, snowmobiling, working on cars, playing ball and studying the bible together. Bailey also did independent work around town. He had many interests he enjoyed and activities. He loved golfing, fishing, hunting, snowboarding with friends, camping on Lake Superior, strumming his guitar, inventing contraptions and mechanics. He had a very creative mind. Another one of Bailey’s passions was spending time with his mom and 2 little brothers Masen and Lyric which he did often.
Bailey was fortunate to know and love his Great-Grandparents whom he loved to visit, and found good humor in them and their stories: Pat and Howard Jossie (Suring) Gene and Pat Sager (Lena), Joyce and Gary Frank (Gillett).
Bailey is survived by his mom Tiffany Chapin and 2 brothers Masen (Chad Truttman) and Lyric (Chris Konitzer) of Oconto Falls. Also, Grandparents Bart and Laurie Jossie (Gillett), Grandparents Chuck and Laurie Chapin- Uncle Seth (Oconto Falls), Aunt Dana (Donny) Kahler-cousins Leeland, Elizabeth, Samantha, Uncle Dusty Chapin (Kandice)- cousins Hollyanne and Becca and many other relatives and close friends. Bailey’s aunt Holly Chapin preceded him in death.
Bailey and his grandparents Bart and Laurie Jossie are members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where he was loved dearly; he attended a theocratic ministry school and volunteered his time bringing people hope from bible. Bailey’s hope was in God’s promise of the resurrection in a paradise earth.
Friends and family may call from 12pm until 2 pm on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 506 Chestnut Street, Oconto Falls. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm with Jim McClure officiating. Kuehl Funeral Home (920) 855-2144 will be assisting the family.