Ruth Ann Erickson Bailey


February 3, 1940 - November 17, 2020


Ruth Ann Erickson Bailey, 80, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Edgewood Memory Care in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 6:30 PM Monday, November 30 at Bittner Funeral Chapel. A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-6:30 PM prior to the funeral service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Ruth Ann Erickson-Bailey, daughter of John and Nelle (Vandenberg) Noteboom was born February 3, 1940, on the family farm in rural Douglas County, SD.  She attended school in Corsica where she graduated.  Ruth married Darrell Bormann to which three children were born, Gregory, Lori, and Phillip.  Ruth later married Mark Erickson in 1978 who passed in 2001.  She married Richard Bailey in 2003 who passed in 2012.  She lived in Corsica, SD, Mt. Vernon, SD, South Sioux City, IA, Cape Coral, FL, Wesley Acres, and was residing at Edgewood Memory Care at the time of her death.  She wintered in Weslaco, TX, for over twenty-five years.  She was a past member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where she was a board member and the director of many Christmas programs, Mt Vernon City Council for many years, Mitchell Garden Club, and the Mt. Vernon American Legion Auxiliary.  Because of her love of baseball, she was awarded a lifelong pass to all Amateur Baseball games in the state of South Dakota.  She was currently a member of First Reformed Church in Mitchell at her death.  Ruth worked for Fred’s Grocery, Bennets Market, Davison County Court House James Valley Nursery, Cooley Hardware/Grocery, and Walmart.  She was a very crafty person; she enjoyed quilting, sewing, making wood projects, painting, yard work, maintaining her flower beds, and gardening.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.  This always brought a huge smile to her face.  She also loved to play the piano and had a beautiful voice.  She and her sisters could sing some beautiful songs together.  Christmas was her favorite holiday-no limits to her decorations, many of which she made herself.  Decorating to the hilt- indoors and outdoors.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Greg (Diane) Bormann of Omaha, NE, and their children, Melissa Bormann, Sarah Johnson, Kyle Bormann, and Danielle Vaughn; Lori (Ron) Earl of Plankinton, SD, and their children, Gary (Tami) Earl, Rubin Earl, and Orric (Amanda) Earl; and Phillip (Luddy) Bormann of Virginia, and their children, Sophia and Zachary Bormann; step-daughter, Gail (Phil) Lanum, and their son, Jeremy; ten great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary Doorn, Judy VanderPol, Gene (Phyllis) Noteboom, Doug (Carol) Noteboom and Darrell Bormann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husbands: Mark Erickson and Richard Bailey, Parents: John/Nelle Noteboom, Step-son Greg Erickson, Sisters: Leona (John) VanRoekel and Lois (Francis) Fisher, brothers-in-Law: Lowell Doorn and Marvin VanderPol.



Monday, November 30, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


To Be Announced


Mt. Vernon Cemetery
Mt. Vernon, SD

Posted by Brad Fisher on December 1, 2020
My sympathy to the family. She was indeed a fun, cheerful lady.
Posted by Rhonda Baker on November 28, 2020
I will always remember Ruth by her smile! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Marge Mathers on November 27, 2020
Thoughts an prayers for you all with the loss of this wonderful lady.. She was always so happy an cheerful to all. She will be greatly missed by many.
Posted by Angie Graham on November 26, 2020
Deepest sympathies to all. Ruthie was a sweetheart! Rest in paradise my friend.
Posted by Bev and Paul Thompson on November 25, 2020
What a fun loving lady she was,
Posted by Ron & Eileen Moller on November 25, 2020
Our sympathy to all of Ruth's family!
Posted by Mike and Evalou Ligtenberg on November 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Judy Miiller on November 23, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the entire family!
Posted by Janel (Smith) Hays on November 22, 2020
Sorry to hear the loss of Ruth. Ruth always had a great Christmas program at church.
Posted by Steve & Cheryl Hohbach on November 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to the family.
Posted by Gene and Phyllis Noteboom on November 20, 2020
Our sympathy to Lori, Greg, Phil and families!
Posted by Bev and Paul Thompson on November 20, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Ruth was a fun loving woman .
Posted by Rod & Diana Descombaz on November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss of a loved one !!! Prays sent to you all !!!
Posted by Jeff & Robin Munger on November 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy, Prayers to to you all.
Posted by Janet Thill on November 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. We’re neighbors across the fields from my home farm.
Posted by Sina Glover on November 18, 2020
Ruth's family is in our thoughts and prayers. It was an honor and blessing to get to know her and care for her.
Posted by Kay Schoenfelder on November 18, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family for their loss. Was a great neighbor on the farm.
Posted by Tim & Colleen Helling on November 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss! Ruth was a great lady!
Posted by Allan & Terri Van Roekel on November 17, 2020
So sorry. you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
Posted by Ray and Rhoni Hanson on November 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of loss, prayers to you all
Posted by Linda Hostler on November 17, 2020
Hugs and so sorry to hear this. Such a fun, positive and caring lady. Our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Tina.Knock on November 17, 2020
Condolences to the family
Posted by Shirlee & Randy Burmeister on November 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss, Blessings & hugs to the family.
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