Michael Patrick Bayliss
03/17/1956 - 09/02/2018
Michael Patrick Bayliss, age 62, died peacefully, but unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept 2, 2018 in his home, Cook MN. A celebration of his life will be held at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing on Monday, Sept 10th at 11:00 am. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Michael was born on March 17, 1956 to Roger and Lois Bayliss in Crosby MN. He was raised in Iron Hub. In 1974 he moved to Keewatin and worked at National Steel and was a member of USWA Local 2660. During the mining lay-offs in the 1980’s he started and operated Minnesota Promotion. After being called back to work, he was a driving force and chairman of National Steel Career Development Program.
He married Susan Dimatteo on Sept 14, 1991. Together (Susan mostly along for the wild ride) they flipped houses, had rental property and the Pizza Mill. He retired from Keetac (NSPC) in 2003, but moss did not grow under his feet. He helped son, James with many Live Generously projects, loved to mentor kids, he worked in his workshop building many intricate cutting boards, and one of a kind cigar box guitars. He made many requested projects for family, and repaired and gave away reclaimed broken items from the dump. He was always creating.
He loved spending time with his family & playing poker with his favorite daughter-in-law. He was “Pops” to his grand kids, and to many adults as well. He would even brand his wood creations with “Pops”. His amazing magic tricks, quick wit, big bear hugs, and engaging smile will be missed. He loved fishing and taking his family on charters on Lake Superior and up to Rainy to experience sturgeon fishing. Most often with his best friend and brother-in-law, Jerry Ferrier. Oh the adventures those two had!!
There are many unfinished projects. His life is over too soon. If you knew him, there was never any question of his enthusiasm or love. You felt it fully.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Susan of Cook; daughters, Angela (John) Schweiberger, and Amber (Troy) Silvia; sons, James (Kristen) Bayliss and Kyle Dimatteo all of Hibbing. Grandkids, Ethan, Cameo, Faith, Stella, Ava, Adelyn, Gavin, Jacksen, Sylas, Kylee and Evelyn; great grandkids, Vivian and Logan. His bestest, best buddy and loyal four-legged companion, Gilligan; sisters, Candace (Jerry) Ferrier, Nan Berg, Susan (Charlie) Berg and Mary Parker all of the Crosby area; and too many nieces and nephews to name- he loved you all!
Welcoming him to the other side, Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Mother and Father-in-law, Tom and Lorraine McDonald; brothers, Joe and Mark; sister, Nadine; brother-in-law, Jerry Berg; and grandson, Myles Schweiberger.