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Age 55

Date of Death February 14, 2013

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor John Hill officiating.
Interment will be held in Marcellus Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

John Charles Baird, age 55, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the Heartland Health Care Center. He was born on Feb. 18, 1957 in Hastings, MI. the son of Alvin and Lucille (Hotrum) Baird.
John has been a long time resident of this area. He was self-employed in the landscaping business and spent almost twelve years at Swiss Valley Ski Lodge before taking ill. John attended both the Newberg Norton Bible Church as well as the Faith Bible Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and skiing, as well as playing Santa Claus for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Walter Baird, and a granddaughter, Courtney.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Geraldine “Gerri” Baird, of Three Rivers, whom he married Feb. 16, 1979 in Centreville, MI.; two step-children, Ricky (Michelle) Kelley, of Kalamazoo, and Brian (Nicole) Kelley, of West Virginia; one sister, Gladys Mathiak , two half sisters, Eva and Marian; one brother, Louis (Starr) Baird; half-brother, Arthur Baird; six grandchildren , Zachary, Andrew, Christine, Alexis, Cheryl, and Jacob Kelley. Sister-in-law, Mary Baird.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home.



Condolence Messages(5)
Gerri my heart gose out to you in this sad time...your in my thoughts and prayers

Marcia Merriam gave their condolences on 2/17/2013 at 3:57 PM


we are going to miss you dad, u have been a rock and the sunshine of your kids and grandkids. Jacob and cheryl says i love u papa and i miss you

michelle kelley gave their condolences on 2/17/2013 at 7:51 PM


So sorry for your loss...John was/is a good man who will be missed very much...He always made me feel welcomed when I was around...Gerri...you are in thoughts and prayers and hugs to you and family...

Berty Jo Reynolds(Goodrich) gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 12:03 AM


So sorry for your Gerri, thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I didn't know him real well, but just knowing him from Walmart and playing Santa Clause i know he was a very sweet man. May he rest in peace now and free of pain1

Tammy Shepard gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 7:15 PM


Gerri,My heart goes out to you and your family.John was a good man.At least we will have another angel looking out for us now, and guiding us.John will be missed dearly!

Starr Baird gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 9:11 PM

Age 55

Date of Death February 14, 2013

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor John Hill officiating.
Interment will be held in Marcellus Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

John Charles Baird, age 55, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at the Heartland Health Care Center. He was born on Feb. 18, 1957 in Hastings, MI. the son of Alvin and Lucille (Hotrum) Baird.
John has been a long time resident of this area. He was self-employed in the landscaping business and spent almost twelve years at Swiss Valley Ski Lodge before taking ill. John attended both the Newberg Norton Bible Church as well as the Faith Bible Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and skiing, as well as playing Santa Claus for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Walter Baird, and a granddaughter, Courtney.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Geraldine “Gerri” Baird, of Three Rivers, whom he married Feb. 16, 1979 in Centreville, MI.; two step-children, Ricky (Michelle) Kelley, of Kalamazoo, and Brian (Nicole) Kelley, of West Virginia; one sister, Gladys Mathiak , two half sisters, Eva and Marian; one brother, Louis (Starr) Baird; half-brother, Arthur Baird; six grandchildren , Zachary, Andrew, Christine, Alexis, Cheryl, and Jacob Kelley. Sister-in-law, Mary Baird.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home.


Condolence Messages(5)
Gerri my heart gose out to you in this sad time...your in my thoughts and prayers

Marcia Merriam gave their condolences on 2/17/2013 at 3:57 PM


we are going to miss you dad, u have been a rock and the sunshine of your kids and grandkids. Jacob and cheryl says i love u papa and i miss you

michelle kelley gave their condolences on 2/17/2013 at 7:51 PM


So sorry for your loss...John was/is a good man who will be missed very much...He always made me feel welcomed when I was around...Gerri...you are in thoughts and prayers and hugs to you and family...

Berty Jo Reynolds(Goodrich) gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 12:03 AM


So sorry for your Gerri, thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I didn't know him real well, but just knowing him from Walmart and playing Santa Clause i know he was a very sweet man. May he rest in peace now and free of pain1

Tammy Shepard gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 7:15 PM


Gerri,My heart goes out to you and your family.John was a good man.At least we will have another angel looking out for us now, and guiding us.John will be missed dearly!

Starr Baird gave their condolences on 2/18/2013 at 9:11 PM