Bailey Mae Eich, age 20 of Askov, passed away on Oct. 25, 2019, with her parents and brother by her side, after coming home from the hospital on hospice care Oct. 17. Bailey battled cancer for almost two years with strength, gracefulness and determination.
Bailey was born on July 7, 1999, in Burnsville to Jason and Sheila (TePoel) Eich. On Dec. 1, 1999, her family moved from Farmington to Sandstone, then to Askov in August of 2004, as her parents wanted to raise their kids in the country. Bailey attended East Central Schools K through 12, and was in dance for a while until she started playing sports. She played volleyball, basketball and softball, but loved volleyball the most. She started college at St. Cloud State in the fall of 2017, but came home November 2017 to fight cancer. She took online classes through Lake Superior College and received her AA degree May 2019.
Bailey enjoyed anything outside; she loved to hunt, fish, hang out with friends, bonfires, flannels, riding 4-wheeler, shooting her guns, and she especially loved her dog Ellie. She was strong, kind, graceful, beautiful, determined, and her smile lit up the room.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Jackie Eich.
Bailey is survived by her parents Jason and Sheila Eich, her brother Levi, grandparents, Greg Eich, John and Marcia Chess, David and Cece TePoel, great- grandmother Helvie TePoel and great-grandfather Clarence Eich, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial Service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Doc’s Pavilion, 34427 Majestic Pine Road, Sturgeon Lake. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home, Sandstone. www.methvenfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities.