Roberta “Bobbi” Faye Engraf Bailey

Roberta “Bobbi” Faye Engraf Bailey, 71, of Nora Springs, IA, (formerly of Hettinger, ND) passed away Wednesday September 23, 2015 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, IA.

Roberta “Bobbi” Faye Engraf Bailey
Roberta “Bobbi” Faye Engraf Bailey

Roberta “Bobbi” Faye Engraf Bailey, 71, of Nora Springs, IA, (formerly of Hettinger, ND) passed away Wednesday September 23, 2015 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, IA.

Celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday October 6, 2015 at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home Hettinger, ND with Pastor Kate Dettmann officiating. Burial will follow at the Hettinger Cemetery in Hettinger, ND with a luncheon to follow at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

Roberta was born November 9, 1943 in Dickinson, ND the daughter of Amos E. & Gladys (Marheine) Purington. She graduated from Hettinger High School in 1961 and then graduated from Cosmetology school. She was the co-owner and operator of the Charm Salon in Hettinger for many years.

She married Arvid Engraf in 1966 and they continued to live in the Hettinger area. They moved to Forbes, ND in 1981 and later moved to Ellendale, ND where they managed the Prairie Winds Motel until the time of Arvid’s death in 1998.  She later moved to Mason City, IA and managed the Super 8 Motel. Her granddaughter Amber was born in 1998 and Bobbi moved back to Aberdeen, working at Riddles Jewelry. In 2007 she moved back to Mason City and continued to work with Riddles Jewelry.

She married Norman Bailey November 1, 2008 in Aberdeen, SD.

Bobbi enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter Amber, her pets, the outdoors, camping, cooking, canning, playing cards and visiting with her friends.

She is survived by her husband Norman Bailey, Nora Springs, Iowa; son David (Robin) Engraf, Aberdeen, SD; two step children Mark (Leanne) Bailey, Nora Springs, IA and Dennis (Lori) Bailey, Rock Falls, IA; granddaughter Amber Engraf, Aberdeen, SD; four step grandchildren Maggie (John) Lawson, Manly IA; Andrew (Staci) Bailey, Parkersburg, IA, Benjamin Bailey, Grafton, IA and Steven (Rochelle) Bailey, Nora Springs, IA; six step great-grandchildren and her sister Pauline Olson, Hettinger ND and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband Arvid; brother Earl “Pete” Purington; sister Caroline Zimmerman, and two brothers-in-law Harold Olson and Arthur Zimmerman.

The family requests memorials to Roberta F. Bailey memorial fund in care of David Engraf, 1015 S First Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401.