March 20, 1924 - November 30, 2014


Memorial services celebrating the life of Frances M. “Fran” Gaida, age 90, of Sartell will be at 12 Noon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud. Fran died on November 30, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Timothy Baltes will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Fran was born on March 20, 1924 in Duluth, Minnesota to the late Frank and Elsie (Wilson) Kaneski. She married Urban Gaida on April 23, 1944 in Chicago, IL. Fran retired as head cook at Country Manor Care Center in Sartell after 15 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and volunteered at the St. Cloud Hospital and for Meals on Wheels.

Fran will be remembered as a fun loving and spirited woman with a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her children, Stephen of Edina, Patricia Gaida of St. Cloud, Mark of Foley, and Mariane (Andi) Hoehn of Becker; grandchildren: Victoria Johannes, Joely Wertz, Eric Johannes, Bryce Gaida, Allysa Hoehn and Jayde Hoehn all of Minnesota; six great grandchildren; and three siblings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Urban in 2009; infant daughter Kathleen Ann; and three siblings.

Memorials are preferred.

The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff of Good Shepherd Community and St. Croix Hospice.