John James Baird, age 67, of Winsted, died peacefully Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born March 16, 1941, in Winsted, the son of Agur E. and Rose Schermann Baird.
John was joined in holy marriage to Gloria Wosmek Nov. 10, 1962. God blessed their marriage with seven children.
John was employed as a truck driver for many years.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
John is survived by his wife, Gloria Baird; children Jean (Jay) Carlson, Mary (Roger) Fiecke, Ann (Victor) Badejogbin, David Baird, Kristi (Greg) DeMars, Mike (April) Baird, and Ryan Baird; grandchildren Matt, Maria, John and Jenny Carlson, Jessica and Kaitlyn Fiecke, Ashley, Courtney and Lindsey Stewart, Danielle, Josh and Kyle Badejogbin, and Elsa DeMars; brothers William (Lillian) Baird of Talmoon, Minn., and Donald (Winnie) Baird of Maple Plain; sister Marjorie (Henry) Crotteau of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Agur and Rose (Schermann) Baird; and by a brother, Edward Baird.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Bill Sprigler officiating. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, May 8 at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Casket bearers were James Benton, Robert Martini, Mark Wosmek, Todd Wosmek, Kurt Crotteau, and Peter Crotteau.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.