Cover photo for Ross Baird's Obituary
Ross Baird Profile Photo
1935 Ross 2021

Ross Baird

November 30, 1935 — October 14, 2021

Ross D. Baird, 85, of Wakeman, Ohio passed away October 14, 2021. He was born November 30, 1935 in Eureka, Kansas and graduated from Independence High School. After graduation, he went on to join the United States Marine Corps, serving two years in 1956-1958, even being deployed to Japan. After being honorably discharged, he worked as a radio announcer for several radio stations in the area. He also worked at Gilford Instruments in Oberlin, and then at Morman Funeral Home. Ross was a member of the Gibson Lodge #301 F&AM and a charter member of the Wakeman Eagles Aerie #4354, where he served as a chaplain for many years. He was also a member of the Wakeman American Legion Post. Ross enjoyed collecting stamps, gardening, and most of all, he loved being with his wife, Barb.

Ross was very vibrant. He was a lover. He was also a perfectionist and wasn't happy until things were just so. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

Ross is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Bailey) Baird; children, Susan (Sanjay) Joshi, Lisa Baird, and David Baird; and step-children, Susan Spurlock, Ralph Kelsey, Debbie Prante, and David Kelsey.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Lucille (Erickson) Baird.

Friends may call from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 Monday evening at the funeral home. Services will be held on October 19, 2021 11:00 AM at Morman Funeral Home. Pastor Jay Johns will be officiating. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at

Memorial donations may be made to Huron County Veteran's Services at 185 Shady Lane Drive, Suite C, Norwalk, OH 44857.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ross Baird, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Monday, October 18, 2021

5:00 - 8:00pm

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree