Veronica Bailey, 89

Veronica Bailey (nee Merical), 89, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice, West Bend.She was born May 1, 1926, to the late Hugo and Genevieve (nee Mayerly) Merical in Green Bay. She stayed at home raising her nine children. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and going to the casino with family members. 

Those Veronica leaves behind to cherish her memories include her eight children, Bill Merical, Lindy Yeadon, Barbara Bailey, Richard (Toni) Bailey, Robbin Shimer, Jeffery (Asia) Bailey, Kathy Bailey-Schluz and April (Jim) Captain; more than 30 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Deb Jaeckel, and three sons-in-law, Geno Jankowski, Sonny Shimer and Dennis Jaeckel

A memorial service in remembrance of Veronica will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend).

Veronica’s family will be greeting family and friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to Interfaith Caregivers in lieu of flowers are appreciated by the family.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Veronica’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at