Sunday, August 16, 2009

Herman T. 'Turk' Bay

Herman Bay, 81, passed away at the Wisconsin Veterans Home on Sunday, August 16, 2009.

Herman was born to the late Christ and Anna (nee: Nielsen) Bay on March 15, 1928, and lived his entire life in Racine. He proudly served his country in WWII as a member of the Army. He was also employed as a glazier at Kamm Glass Company where he especially enjoyed making stained glass windows.

Herman is survived by his two sons; Dr. Randall George (Mary Pat) Bay of Bettendorf, IA, and Christian Bay of Racine; three daughters; Diane Bay, Sally Bay, both of Racine, and Kathleen (Rick) Conti of Eagle; seven grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Madeline, Amelia, Audrey, Rick and Victoria; and one sister, Norma Edwards. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Christ Bay, Walter (JoAnn) Bay, and James Bay; a sister, June (Wallace) Jensen; as well as his ex-wife, Rosalie, whom he remained friends with for many years.

Funeral services for Mr. Bay will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home, 1212 Lathrop Ave., on Saturday August 22, 2009, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Crystal Steinberg officiating. According to Herman's wishes, he will be cremated and inurnment will follow at the Southeastern Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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