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Stephon "Steve" Vaughn Baird
Date of Death: December, 17 2022

         Stephon "Steve" Vaughn Baird, 72, Hermansville, passed away on Saturday December 17, 2022 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI. He was born on March 10, 1950 in Louisville, IL, son of the late Vaughn and Martha (Pittman) Baird.
Steve moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1974 and bought Early American Fence company.  He later would build satellite dishes and then onto custom built trailers. Most recently he opened Trails End Saloon and was so hoping to get it up and going again. He loved the U.P. and the friends and family he made there. 
Some of Steve’s favorite things included watching his son, Brett play sports for the North Central Jets and the hometown boys bringing home all those state titles. Go Jets! The Green Bay Packers.  Go Pack Go!  Apple fritters, Menards sale shopping…any sale shopping, The American Flag and helping others whenever and however he could. 
          Steve is survived by his three children: Rebecca (Michael) Foreman, Stephon "Spike" (Lynn) Baird and Brett (fiancé: Morgan DuPont), a sister: Connie (Barry) Shideler, five grandchildren: Anthony, Macenzie, Austin, Trenton and Cameran, five great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
          He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Rene.
Becci and Spike want to say a special “Thank you” to their extended family ‘The Smith’s’ for always being there for them and their dad. Blood doesn’t make a family, Love does!
          A service to celebrate Steve Baird's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday January 21, 2023 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding with Steve’s grandson: Austin Martin officiating. There will be continued celebration following the service at the R Place restaurant for all his family and friends.
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  • "So sorry for your loss. Steve was a great friend and will be missed by many. Prayers to the family. ❤️"
    -Brenda and Allen Swanson

  • "I use to work for Steve when he owned the Satellite dish company back in the day. I'm very sorry for your loss. He was a gentle, fun guy and was a pleasure to work for and made going to work so easy. He will be greatly missed. "
    -Sandy Zahorik (Szczygiel)

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