LAURIUM - Mathilda Elsa Bayard passed away on April 24, 2013, at the age of 97. Former resident of Ferndale, Mich., Royal Oak, MI and Scottsdale, Ariz.
Mathilda was born in Laurium on December 5, 1915, to the late Oscar Bayard and Agneta Ruonavaara Bayard.
Elsa worked as an industrial Registered Nurse at Ford Motor Company and nursing homes in the Detroit area as well as Scottsdale, Ariz.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting and reading.
Dear aunt of Suzanne Borchardt (Stutzke), Judith Anderson (Waatti), Priscilla Waatti-Wyatt Chad, Philip A. Bayard and Kurt Waatti.
Predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Philip, Karl and Frank; sisters, Joy (Stutzke) and Barbara (Waatti); niece, Karen Schuster (Waatti); and nephews, William, Donald, Paul and Kenneth Bayard.
Private services have been held at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 248-362-2500.
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