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HAMILTON – Monette Fairchild Baer, 95, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Kathy’s Place in Florence. She was born March 14, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Monette spent most of her life in Michigan where she was a 4-H leader and involved in several kinds of crafts. After her husband, Bernard passed away in 2001, she moved to Hamilton and continued working in ceramics. She entered many pieces in the Ravalli Fair and was honored with several blue and a couple Champion ribbons.

Monette is survived by her son, Maynard and wife Deborah Baer of Hamilton; daughter, Monette (Ellie) Winfield of Grand Rapids, Michigan; five grandchildren, Brad and wife Holly Baer of Ionia, Michigan, Wendy Hobbs of Lowell, Michigan, Jason and wife Melissa Baer of Lowell, Michigan, Dan and wife Jessica Drown of Ionia, Michigan and Carly and husband Mike Heiland of Jackson; and eleven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

A reception will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Daly-Leach Chapel community room in Hamilton. Internment will be in Michigan at a date to be determined. The family suggests that memorials be made to an Alzheimer’s disease research and prevention charity. Condolences may be left for the family at

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