March 30, 1944 - Sept. 11, 2007
FREMONT - M. Jane Laird, 63, of Fremont, died Tuesday at Bethesda Care Center from pancreatic cancer.
She was born March 30, 1944 in Tiffin to the late John D. and Mary J. (Holdcraft) Cascaden.
She worked with her husband starting North Coast Sealing together. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.
She is survived by her husband, Gary J. Laird, whom she married July 16, 1993 in Fremont; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Brad Oliver of Kuna, Idaho; a son, Jason Zess of Bowling Green; four grandchildren and five step grandchildren; stepchildren and a spouse, Traci and David Cress of Fremont, Jonathon Laird of Fremont and Andrew Laird of Toledo; siblings, David Cascaden of Tiffin, Ann Penn of Norwalk, Marilyn Casper of Huron, Elaine Cascaden of Bettsville and Debbie Fredericks of Austin, Texas; a stepsister, Nancy Chamberlain of Fremont; and mother-in-law, Mary K. Laird.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert O. Zess; a brother, John F. Cascaden; and stepmother, Evelyn M. Cascaden.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by an open house at her home.