Robert Craig Bay was born on January 28, 1954 in Wadena, Minnesota to Lester and Bernice (Huhta) Bay. Bob attended New York Mills High School and graduated from the Wadena High School with the class of 1972. He attended Wadena Vocational Technical College where he earned a degree as a mechanic.
On January 28, 1972 Robert was united in marriage with Sheryl Anne Page in Sisseton, South Dakota. Together they made their home and raised their kids on a farm in Butler Township. Bob enjoyed the country life and farming. He was an exceptional mechanic as he had a passion for motorcycles. Bob was a great craftsman. He enjoyed woodworking & could make anything. He was also a very good gardener; canning & freezing his produce. He baked, including his own bread & cookies. He loved having a neat & tidy yard, always doing a little landscaping projects.
Sheryl passed away on November 9,2016. Bob continued to enjoy the quiet life on the farm with his German Shepard, Ike. He looked forward to visits from friends & grandchildren, especially grandson Diego, & great granddaughter Millie. On July 14, 2021 Bob passed away unexpectedly at the Essentia Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota at 67 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family; dog, Ike and friends. Preceding Bob in death was his father, Lester Bay; daughter Jessica; sister, Judy.
Bob is survived by his son: Shane (Kitty) Bay of Hoffman; mother: Bernice Bay of Wadena; 3 grandchildren: Diego, Jasmine and Tanner; great-grandchild: Millie; sisters: Nancy (George) Mejia of Minneapolis; and Susan (Bob) Brenneman of Sauk Rapids; brother: James Bay of St. Louis Park; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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