Richard C. Bazey

Richard C. Bazey, age 78, of North Branch, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Aug. 27, 2019.

Richard was born on Dec. 18, 1940, to Joseph and Mae Ann (nee Clark) Bazey in Argyle, Minn. Richard went to work early in his life. He farmed, delivered milk and eventually became a welder/supervisor at KG Research until his retirement. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling  and gardening. Ricky could do anything.

Richard fell in love and married Jackie Hemler in 1961. From that union, two children were born: Mike (Val) Bazey and Cheryl Hankins. Grandchildren soon followed: Katie (Phil) West and Natasha Bazey (Michael McKenzie), and he was blessed with a great-grandson Henry West and a great-granddaughter Charlotte West, who is arriving in October.

Later in Richard’s life, the love bug struck again.  He married Beverly Adamek, which afforded him the good fortune of step-sons: Matthew (Sue) Adamek and Shawn (Jutta) Adamek; step-grandchildren Yasmin Adamek and Devin Adamek and a step-great-grandson Kalob Obert. He also had a special Shih Tzu, Pugsley. 

He was also survived by his sisters Shirley Lamere and Marie Bazey; brothers Leonard (Ingrid) Bazey, Earnie (Bobbi) Bazey and John (Marie) Bazey, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Johanna Peterson, Elaine Osterson and his brothers George and Joe Bazey.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Athens Lutheran Cemetery, Isanti, three miles east of Hwy. 65 on County Rd 9, southside.

Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home (763-689-2244). Online condolences can be shared at

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