Baird, Fanchon Ruth, Chaska, MN, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her home in Chaska, Minnesota. Age 89 years. The daughter of the late George and Mary (McNerney) Kilbourn, Fanchon was born April 13, 1925 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Bill Baird on May 15, 1948. He predeceased her August 1, 1985. Fanchon was a devout Catholic and was a past member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Zilwaukee, Cross in the Woods of Indian River and Church of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Chaska, Minnesota. She is survived by beloved children, Joe (Mary Jo) Baird, Petoskey; Bill (Dianne) Baird, Saginaw; Bridget (Dennis)Wood, Rockford; Pat (Bernadette) Baird, Flushing; John (Jean) Baird, Chardon, Ohio; Matt (Mary) Baird, Saginaw; Molly (Fred) Koivumaki, Chaska, Minnesota; she will be greatly missed by grandchildren and great grand children, Joe, Jeff (JoAnn), Jacob (Crystal), Jamie, Scott (Courtney), Rebecca (Mike), Ryan (Kate), Stephanie (Karl), Danielle, Katelyn, David (Danielle), Andrea, Eric, Will, Maggie, Mack, Micah, Canaan, Joey, Noelle, Emmaline and Adelynne; Fanchon also leaves many dear nieces and nephews and treasured friends. Fanchon was preceded in death by an infant daughter Gretchen, and three brothers Don, Ray and Larry. Fanchon will always be remembered for her quiet, peaceful nature and for the way she enriched the lives of those around her. Honoring Mrs. Baird’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association, Fairview Hospice of Minneapolis, Minnesota or the charity of their choice. Arrangements entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net