Celebrating the life of

Nona Kunz Baechle

May 09, 1926 - December 27, 2020

Nona Kunz Baechle

Mrs. Nona Baechle, a devoted loving mother and wife, passed away on December 27, 2020.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Robert J. Baechle, and is survived by seven children, Robert L. Baechle of Dallas, TX, Daniel A. Baechle of Yorkville, IL (Kathryn), Clare Dykeman of Charlotte, NC (David), Ellen McCabe of Hot Springs, AR (Patrick), Joseph Baechle of Savannah, James Baechle of Cumming, GA (Darlene), and Nona Dutton of Savannah (Kevin). Mrs. Baechle was also the mother of the late Barbara Lindsey of Cincinnati, OH (Tom).

She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Christina Delgado, Adrienne Orr, Robert Paul Baechle, Daniel M. Baechle, Erin Lindsey, Lauren McCabe Broadbent, Ryan McCabe, Audrey Baechle, Rachel Dutton, David Conor Dykeman, and Brandon Baechle, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Alfred Kunz, and her brother Paul Kunz.

Nona was born on May 9,1926, in Belleville, IL.  Following the end of WWII, she married Robert J. Baechle and resided in Champaign, IL where their first child was born. After Champaign, she and Bob briefly resided in Belleville, IL where their second child was born, and then settled into Alton, IL where she gave birth to six more children and raised them.  Ultimately, Nona and Bob moved to Savannah, GA where they lived out the rest of their lives.

She enjoyed flower arranging and spent of thousands of hours making floral arrangements for the hospital gift shop in Savannah, GA.  She was a parishioner at St. James Church in Savannah where she often prepared flowers for the altar. Nona had a deep love of God that helped her through her health challenges and contributed to her long life.  She was charitable in every aspect of her life.

She and Bob enjoyed world travel, especially Alaska and Australia, and traveled the United States visiting their children and grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Catholic Cemetery. 

Remembrances:  Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.  



Nona loved sharing her love of floral design for many patients who visited Memorial Health ! She was an important part of the Memorial Gift Shop, giving much of her time and talent as one of the hospital’s stellar volunteers. May God provide you all with His deep peace as He welcomes Nona home. God bless ...

- Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt, Savannah, GA

A prayer for your family...God Bless You & care for your mother in heaven

- Chuck Grile, Pooler, Ga

Nona was very loved and appreciated at Memorial Gift Shop for many years. With our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers. Sincerely, her Gift Shop family

Dearest Nona, Kevin and Rachel. So so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious Mom. Our love, hugs, sympathy and prayers are with you and all your family

- Donna Patrott, Interlachen, FL

Christ's peace be with you, Mrs. Baechle, and to your children.

- Ellen Wuellner Moran, Green Valley, AZ

Clare & family: So sorry for your loss, especially at this time of year. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.

- Gail Weaver Dvorchak , Alton, Illinois

I feel like I knew your mother from all Nona told me about her. We are very sorry for your loss.

- Mary and Jim todesca, Savannag, Ga

Nona, I am so sorry about your Mom. Our parents are sadly missed and joyfully remembered. Love and prayers to you.

- Meloney Exley, Springfield , Georgia

Very sorry for your loss, Baechle family. I never saw your mom when she wasn't smiling.

- Liz Parker, Godfrey, IL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Graveside Service
  • 11:00 a.m. on Sat, January 02, 2021
  • Catholic Cemetery
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