Robert L. Baird, 76, passed away Monday morning at his home in Van Wert.
He was born on May 20, 1946, in Van Wert the son of the late Richard T. and Frances (Vaske) Baird. On February 12, 1966, he married the former Carol J. Holbrook who survives.
Other family survivors include his three daughters, Lisa (Baird) Ellis of Van Wert, Lori (Mike) Ferguson of Detroit, Michigan, and Teresa (Stewart) Bolinger of Spencerville; seven grandchildren, Hollie Mosteller, Joe (Tori) Speakman, Curtis Stewart, Dylan (Andrea) Caywood, Ian Ellis, Marxen Bolinger, Jr., and Bryan Bolinger; six great grandchildren; and two brothers, Lawrence “Jack” (Elaine) Baird of Van Wert and Richard J. Baird of Van Wert.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a sister, Colleen Mayes and a brother in infancy.
Robert was a 1964 graduate of Delphos St. Johns High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Eaton-Aeroquip and was a volunteer fireman for the Middle Point Fire Department for over 13 years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 178, Van Wert and the National Rifle Association.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Haddix officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery where military rites will be provided by the combined honor guard of the American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Van Wert. Calling hours are 2 - 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Last Call rites will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday.
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