THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bailey G. Chapin
Bailey Gene Chapin, 17, passed away Wednesday, May 22.
Born May 17, 1996 to Tiffany Anne Chapin, he lived in Gillett with his grandparents, Bart and Laurie Jossie of Gillett and was a junior at Gillett High School.
A member of the positive peers program in school he was on the Gillett Golf team. His friends included people of all ages. He was a loving person, very respectful and accepting toward others and was loved by many. He had much empathy toward those less fortunate or handicapped and from little on, this quality was evident. A busy and active young man, he was employed at Four Seasons Property Care and liked to spend time outside of work, wake boarding, snowmobiling, working on cars, playing ball and studying the Bible.
He also did independent work around town and had many other interests and activities including golfing, fishing, hunting, snowboarding with friends, camping on Lake Superior, strumming his guitar, inventing contraptions and mechanics. He had a very creative mind and enjoyed spending time with his mother and two little brothers, Masen and Lyric. He was fortunate to know his great-grandparents, Pat and Howard Jossie of Suring, Gene and Pat Sager of Lena and Joyce and Gary Frank of Gillett. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Surviving besides his mother, Tiffany Chapin and two brothers, Masen (Chad Truttman) and Lyric (Chris Konitzer) of Oconto Falls are grandparents, Bart and Laurie Jossie of Gillett and Chuck and Laurie Chapin; uncles, Seth of Oconto Falls and Dusty Chapin; an aunt, Dana (Donny) Kahler and cousins and many other relatives and close friends.
An aunt, Holly Chapin preceded him in death.
Friends and family may call from noon until time of the funeral services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Oconto Falls with Jim McClure officiating. Kuehl Funeral Home is assisting the family.