Charles "Beez" Eugene Fairbanks, Jr.

  • Name: Charles "Beez" Eugene Fairbanks Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Cass Lake, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 23, 1953
  • Date of Death: January 2, 2000 (46 years old)
  • Parents: Charles Fairbanks, Sr. and Louise E. Drumbeater
  • High School and Class: 1972 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
  • College: Attended Haskell Indian University in Kansas
    1982 - University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Drafting School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Charles belonged to the National Guard at Fort Ripley in Minnesota.

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    Charles was raised in Ball Club, Minnesota.

    In 1973, he went to work for Erie Mining Company for six years.

    In 1979, Charles moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he attended the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Drafting School. He returned to Cass Lake, Minnesota for several years and later moved to Pine River, Minnesota.

    Charles was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Deborah Fairbanks; an uncle, Benjamin Drumbeater; a nephew, Duane Fairbanks; and his grandmother, Anna Drumbeater.

    He is survived by his son, Charles E. Fairbanks III; daughters, Amy and Penny Fairbanks; one granddaughter; sisters, Annette Vaughan, Carol Fairbanks, Judith Fairbanks, and Geraldine Hughs; a brother, Jerry Kingbird; and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

    Charles died in Backus, Minnesota and is buried in St. Josephs Cemetery at Ball Club, Minnesota.

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