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Bailey Belisle 09/10/2017

Bailey Belisle 09/10/2017

Bailey Belisle

Our beautiful angel Bailey Marie Belisle was taken from us far too soon due to a hiking accident. Bailey will be remembered by the many lives she touched through family, friends, and her faith. She was a talented artist, singer, and student as well as someone who enjoyed participating in basketball, volleyball, skiing, soccer, dance, and any other activity she thought would be fun. While our hearts will never be the same we know Bailey is with God dancing and singing. Bailey is survived by her loving parents Corey and Rachel, her brothers Joe and James, and her bestie Elizabeth Belisle. Grandparents Pete and Mary Ridgway, Don and Carol Lindner, and Joe Belisle. Aunts and uncles Chris and Stacey Frautschi, Laura Ridgway and Paul Singerhouse, Barry and Kara Brathol, Melinda Galen, Bob Lindner, and Nate and Katie (Lindner) Blessner. Cousins John and Ashlee Duff, Alyssa Galen, Olivia and Ella Frautschi, Meghan and Cole Brathol, as well as Kaylee and Ava Duff, and Charlie Blessner. She is proceeded in death by her cousin Aleah Galen. We would also like to acknowledge the many special friends and acquaintances that are also grieving the loss of our beautiful daughter. We’ll never be the same but we’ll hold our head up high in her memory to make her proud. We request that any who would like wear “Blue for Bai” and keep it casual to celebrate the great person she was and that they please do so at both the wake and funeral.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred for medical and funeral costs: Corey and Rachel Belisle, Westconsin Credit Union, New Richmond Branch.  Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 11 am at St. Anne’s Church 141 Church Hill Road Somerset, WI.  Visitation was held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-8 pm at St. Anne’s Church and on Friday for 1 hr before the service also at the church.  Interment was in St. Anne’s Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

68 Comments

  • Laura Mortell Posted September 11, 2017 1:03 pm

    There are just no words that can help with your pain. Your friends are all here for you in whatever capacity you need them. We are hurting with you.

  • Lynn Schneider Posted September 11, 2017 2:21 pm

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time of great sorrow.

  • Lisa Thanig Posted September 11, 2017 4:02 pm

    So so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family.

  • Jeff Hoyt Posted September 11, 2017 6:13 pm

    Our whole family is deeply saddened with this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family Corey and Rachel.

  • Heather Larson Posted September 11, 2017 8:00 pm

    There isn’t much we can do to ease a broken heart but know that you have a lot of people by your side when the time comes that you need us. I am so very sorry Corey and Rachel.

  • Joel & Kim Anez Posted September 11, 2017 8:22 pm

    Our family mourns Bailey’s passing. She was a good friend to our grandson, Jacob Siegel. We connected when she called or texted for Jake for a few years, until he got his own phone. She was polite, loyal, intelligent, vibrant, comical, loyal, steadfast, and gave great eye contact. We loved watching her dance. She made a difference in our lives. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • Kathy Atkins Posted September 11, 2017 8:36 pm

    Our family prays that the Lord provides healing for your pain through the coming days weeks and years.

  • Rachel Smestad Posted September 11, 2017 8:41 pm

    Sending love and prayers. Your family is in my heart and prayers. Bailey was my daughter Sami’s best friend. Bailey was a great friend.

  • Barb Nelson Posted September 11, 2017 9:45 pm

    Dear Rachel and family, I am so terribly saddened to hear this sad news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Joe Anderson Posted September 11, 2017 10:12 pm

    My deepest sympathy for the whole family this is truly sad I’m feeling kinda empty I’m possibly a distant cousin and and when any family is lost it hits ya in the heart

  • Deanna Larson Posted September 11, 2017 10:44 pm

    My mother’s heart aches for you all. I pray hard that God wraps you in his loving and healing arms and grants you comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come. I’m so very sorry.

  • Angie and Paul Sporleder Posted September 11, 2017 10:49 pm

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Shana Conde Posted September 11, 2017 10:51 pm

    Oh my gosh!!!! I am sorry you are all hurting right now….Bailey was an Amazing young lady!!! I will miss her Dairy Queen loving self….this is unbelievable….you are All in my Thoughts and Prayers!!!

  • Brenda and Jerry Forrest Posted September 11, 2017 11:13 pm

    So very sorry. Praying for all the family.

  • Michelle Grunz Posted September 11, 2017 11:32 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and I will pray that God will give you the strength for the up coming days. Life is not measured by breaths but measured by memories.

  • Connie Glass (Hope Schmidt) Posted September 11, 2017 11:43 pm

    God Bless your family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a sweet kind beautiful young lady. I am Hope Schmidt’s Granddma I will help anyway I can.

  • Del Knutson Posted September 12, 2017 1:03 am

    It’s a very sad day. Watched Bailey grow from a young child to a beautiful young lady. Will miss seeing her go by my home. My thoughts to the family.

  • Karen Galowitz Posted September 12, 2017 1:08 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss Rachel and and family. No parent should have to go through what your going through: you have been in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Angi DeSpiegelaere Posted September 12, 2017 1:15 am

    My thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences on your loss. I honestly wish I could find the words to appropriately express how saddened I am by this. Hugs and love to you all.

  • Heidi Anderson Posted September 12, 2017 1:20 am

    I am so sorry and have no words that can ease your families pain. I will be thinking of you all and saying a prayer for you. Again I am so sorry.

  • Jason and Tammie Erickson Posted September 12, 2017 1:39 am

    We are in complete shock. Our hearts go out to all off you…Corey, Rachel, Joey and James.

  • Patty Lentz Posted September 12, 2017 1:56 am

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts prayers and big hugs goes out to your whole family

  • Heather Anderson Posted September 12, 2017 2:03 am

    I did not know Bailey personally, but as a mother of 2 young ladies. I can not say how sorry I am for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers for a very long time. Your family will need support from all that love you. Remember you have a community that is here for you. God bless you all

  • Kylee Posted September 12, 2017 2:08 am

    I’m so sorry with such a big loss of your beautiful daughter! I will for sure be thinking of you and hoping for the best healing possible along the way.

  • Maddy Branch Posted September 12, 2017 2:16 am

    The Branch family’s hearts ache for you guys in this extremely hard time. We are thinking of you guys and sending prayers your way. ❤️

  • Jessica, Sarah & Katie Tronson Posted September 12, 2017 2:30 am

    Our family is so sorry for your loss. We are so blessed to have been able to know your sweet Bailey! We have very fond memories of her sweet smile and bright spirit. Our Prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time.

  • RIck Wagner Posted September 12, 2017 2:30 am

    Please accept out most sincere condolences. We lost our daughter 3 years ago and we know the pain and horror that brings to the family. Not being able to get to sleep thinking about why, waking up and first thoughts being OMG our daughter is gone. It is a nightmare. Look to God for strength. Words don’t seem to be enough.

  • Laura McVeigh Posted September 12, 2017 2:47 am

    Rachel, Corey, James, Joey and all the other people affected by her passing, I know how you feel. I am bereaved, it’s so surreal. My prayers are going out to you guys♥️

  • Terry and Lorrie Risler Posted September 12, 2017 2:59 am

    So so so very sorry for your loss Corey and Rachel. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Amee Posted September 12, 2017 3:09 am

    My heart breaks for you. May you find comfort in the fact that she is surely shining down on you from above.

  • Alison Posted September 12, 2017 3:17 am

    So incredibly sorry for you loss!!

  • Krista Girouard Posted September 12, 2017 3:41 am

    Corey, Rachel & family
    My deepest sympathy with you all
    You are all in my prayers and thoughts
    at this very tragic and emotional time
    God Bless

  • John B Posted September 12, 2017 3:46 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to family in this trying time.

  • Melissa Wright Posted September 12, 2017 4:19 am

    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to all of Bailey’s family and friends. RIP Bailey

  • Rose Greenberg Posted September 12, 2017 9:28 am

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family at this difficult time.

  • Olivia Posted September 12, 2017 12:24 pm

    There are no words for something like this our pray go out to your family. My son was a friend of hers we are praying

  • Jamie C Posted September 12, 2017 12:30 pm

    I was reading the Duluth news and saw this headline. Such a tragic loss and what a beautiful young woman Bailey is. I am so sorry and can,t begin to fathom the hurt you are going through. Just remember that we have a very loving Father in heaven who loves us so very much..so much so that He gave His only son, Jesus the Messiah, to die for our sins and all the curses and sickness in order to provide us the way into Heaven and eternal life. I pray that you are consoled and hugged by the presence of God during this difficult time. God bless you and your walk with Him.

    Psalms 34:18 – The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

  • Christy Hurley Posted September 12, 2017 12:58 pm

    Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time! With love and remembrance.

  • Ed and Therese Schachtner Posted September 12, 2017 1:30 pm

    May God give you comfort at this time of great loss. Asking in prayers for our Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints to wrap their loving arms around you now and the years ahead.

  • Rachel A Harrison Posted September 12, 2017 2:23 pm

    I was so saddened to hear about Bailey. Bailey met my son, Cooper Harrison, in Washington, D.C. this past summer. They became instant friends…she called herself a “social butterfly”. Cooper and Bailey have text and snap-chatted every day since his return from Washington. She had a compelling impact in his life, and we are all grieving for your loss of such a beautiful young lady. We are praying for your family. May God give you peace that passes all understanding. God Bless You!

    • Rachel – Baileys momma Posted September 12, 2017 9:15 pm

      She truly loved Cooper and the beautiful relationship they shared. Such an impact in such a short time. We looked up how far away Kilgore was within a few hours of coming home so they could reconnect. He was very special to her and I’m sure he knows that. Thank you for reaching out and please know you can again.

      • Rachel A Harrison Posted September 13, 2017 8:19 pm

        Rachel-
        My heart is broken for you and your family. Mackenzie, my daughter, felt the same way about Bailey. They became instant friends, The evening we found out this news, my kids were deeply saddened. When Cooper finally fell asleep, i went to his room to go through the many, many text messages that he and Bailey had shared together. In fact, there were so many, I did not even get to the beginning of their story. She had said one day she may come to Texas…and we sure would have LOVED to have her. She seemed so outgoing, adventerous and full of life. Please know we may be far away, but we are here for you, if you EVER need anything. Prayer, words, or if you need someone to listen…we are here. Please know Bailey touched so many lives around the world, her little light will always shine in our hearts in TEXAS! Praying for you continuously!
        Love,
        Rachel, Jason, Mackenzie, and Cooper 🙂

  • Renie Boden Posted September 12, 2017 2:30 pm

    My heart breaks to hear this. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love come your way during this time. The Bodens

  • Sharon and Allen Kuesel ( Liz”s grandmother) Posted September 12, 2017 3:11 pm

    We are praying for your family and offer our deepest sympathy in this sad time. May sweet memories and faith sustain you in the coming days. Know that Bailey has a Heavenly Home where God will take care of her. Our hearts ache for your loss.

  • Sara and Mark Measner Posted September 12, 2017 3:15 pm

    Our hearts are broken at the loss of Bailey. She was a beautiful, joy-filled soul. We are praying that you may know God’s peace now and always.

  • Carmen Mielke Posted September 12, 2017 3:39 pm

    So sorry for your loss, your in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sarah, Eric, Hannah & Jacob Hall Posted September 12, 2017 6:08 pm

    My heart is breaking for your loss. Bailey was a wonderful friend & we will miss her dearly. She would always have a smile & a hug when she came around. I pray to God that he wraps her in his care & that he gives guidance for Rachael, Corey, Joe & James & the rest of the family. RIP Bailey

  • Amy Young and Lauren Posted September 12, 2017 6:56 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful child. Thinking of your family in this very difficult time!

  • Rose Haase Posted September 12, 2017 6:59 pm

    I want to share a prayer that I found when our son died:
    O Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you, hoping for all things from your goodness. You make a root flourish beneath the soil and you can make fruitful the darkness in which I find myself today.
    I adore you in all Your purposes even without knowing them; Your will be done, not mine. May I be patient! It is so difficult to realize that these trials, heartbreaking as they are, can be turned into blessings.
    Lord, give me peace of mind, peace of heart, and peace of soul as I offer you my thoughts, my words, my actions, and yes, Lord, my sufferings. May they all be for Your greater glory. Amen.

  • Janie Milles Posted September 12, 2017 7:23 pm

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the memories of Bailey and the love of family and God surround you and give you comfort, strength, and peace in the days ahead.

  • Jon Pedersen Posted September 12, 2017 7:45 pm

    Rachel, Corey, Carol & Family, Our hearts are breaking with yours during this unspeakable tragedy. Just know that your family here at Vibrant Health shares your grief and will be here to help you with the long healing process ahead. Our deepest sympathy to your family and to all who love Bailey.

  • Lori Posted September 12, 2017 7:47 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Corey. I can’t even imagine what your going through right now. May God give you the strength you need. I am here if u need anything.

  • Sue barthol Posted September 12, 2017 9:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, me as a parent could not even imagine what you are going through… God wanted another angel.

  • Justin Erickson Posted September 13, 2017 1:26 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. She sounded so vibrant and full of life. My prayers are and will continue to be with you all.

  • Jean Durand Batte and George Posted September 13, 2017 4:00 am

    We did not know this young beautiful girl and granddaughter to my cousin Peter Ridgway, but our heart is wrenched with pain for everyone’s heartache and loss. May you all be strengthened in the comfort of God’s loving arms. Blessings.

  • Nahee Lee Posted September 13, 2017 7:37 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss, Rachel. I hope your beautiful daughter rests in peace.

  • Lisa and Gordy Posted September 13, 2017 12:07 pm

    Lisa and I have no words that can help with this great pain your family is experiencing. We just want to send our prayers, hope, and love your way.

  • Michele Hort Posted September 13, 2017 1:07 pm

    My heart goes out to you all. Praying for strength for each of you.

  • Nick Brouhard Posted September 14, 2017 12:28 am

    I’m so very sorry for your tragic loss. I cannot imagine the pain you are feelin. Please know that you have myself and many many friends willing to do anything you may need during this trying period in your lives.
    I can imagine that none of this feels real for you. As if you’re being completely covered by a thick, cloudy, haze as you walk through the world on autopilot, not really remembering all that you do as you go about the day. Even as the sun is shining outside, all you can see and feel is a heavy, black, emptiness inside, as images of Bailey continue to flash through your mind like a slideshow of memories, while everything around you reminds you of her.
    As you struggle to find meaning in all of this, and relentlessly torture yourselves by playing the cruel mind game of “what if,” try to find comfort in each other, while celebrating Bailey’s life, and laugh while sharing stories of her.
    I hope you find some serenity in the many lives she touched.

  • Kat Cloutier Posted September 14, 2017 1:25 am

    So much love Corey, Rachel, Joe and James. Lifting you all up in prayer. I will continue to pray ro Bailey every day.

  • Tammy Koenig Posted September 14, 2017 2:11 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Joan and Doug Maynard in Madison Posted September 14, 2017 2:32 am

    My husband and I met Bailey last December at Amy Beasley’s home. Bailey was an impressive girl and we enjoyed spending time with her the days we were in Somerset. We are shocked and saddened by the tragic accident that took her young life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. We wish you comfort and peace during this time and in the days to come.

  • Randy Stern Posted September 14, 2017 11:02 pm

    Dearest Belisle Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Nothing can prepare anyone with the loss of beautiful angel taken so young and without any warning. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort all of you with your tomorrows. ME — Randy formally Addecco/3M employee

  • Michele Eller Posted September 15, 2017 1:30 am

    Rachel, I’ve been thinking about you all week. I’ve always loved hearing your stories about Bailey and always felt like I knew her. I know the pain is overwhelming. But you are strong and you’ll find your way through. Keep your favorite memories close, and know that you have so many people who love you.

  • Brett R Posted September 15, 2017 2:38 am

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Patty Lentz Posted September 15, 2017 2:52 am

    What a beautiful video, filled with so many good memories, she is gone but not forgotten

  • Debbie Oakland (Hinz) Posted September 15, 2017 1:45 pm

    Words are inadequate. I’m praying for strength to carry your through this incredibly difficult time. May God show his grace to you in a million different ways and bring peace by showing signs that Bailey’s spirit lives on. My sincere deepest condolences.

  • Joe and Patty Schachtner Posted September 15, 2017 2:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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