Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Fredrick Cecil Laird, 77, passed away 3:45 am, Monday, November 7, 2022 at his residence.

Born September 27, 1945 in Alton, he was the son of Taylor and Stella (Grigsby) Laird.

A U.S. army Vietnam veteran, he had worked as a boilermaker for Local 363 before retiring.  He then served as an attendant for Marks Mortuary for over 15 years.

Fred was a member of the Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062.  He served as the Right Worshipful Brother - Illinois District Deputy and was a member of the Ainad Shriners of Southern Illinois.

In 2010 he married Carol Kasting.  She died May 1, 2012.

Surviving are his companion, Karen Gueldener of Cottage Hills; daughter, Kellee Young of Cottage Hills; four grandchildren, Alec, Rylee, Brayden and Blake Young; and sister, Joan (Lester) Hancock of Hartford.

Visitation will be from 9 am until time of service at 11 am, with Masonic Rites by Lodge 1062 at 10:30 am , Friday, November 11 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana with military honors.

Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children.

 

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