Richard Alan Bails

Richard Alan Bails

Richard Alan Bails


Richard Alan Bails, 67, of Stanwood, passed away suddenly at his home. Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Richard was born on Oct. 27, 1954, to John Ray and Barbara Irene (Treichler) Bails in Cedar Rapids.

Richard served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 20 years. He was a man that kept to himself, but enjoyed watching stock car racing, tractor pulls, wrestling, hockey and minor league baseball.

He is survived by his siblings, Robert Bails of Springville, John (Karen) Bails of Lowden, Donald (Diane) Bails of Norway, Charles “Chuck” (Laurie) Bails of Mount Vernon, Paul (Pam) Bails of Papilion, Neb., Mary Ellen Knupp of Vinton, Linda Nemecek of Greentown, Ind., Nancy (L.A.) Forrest of North Liberty, Margaret (Ronnie) Bails-Downs of Creedmoor, N.C., Betty (Don) Conkel of Cedar Rapids and June (Loren) Walshire of Onaga, Kan.; sisters in-law, Rosalind Bails of Waukee and Kathy Bails of Stanwood; brother in-law, John “Jack” Voss of Stanwood; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim and William Bails; sisters, Sarah Menzer and Susan Voss; sister-in-law, Mollie Bails; brother-in-law, Byron Knupp; and nieces, Karen Hildebrand and Marcia Krenz.

Chapman Funeral Home has Richard and his family in their care. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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