Charles Eugene Fairbanks, Sr.

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  • Name: Charles Eugene Fairbanks Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Sauk Centre, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 4, 1930
  • Date of Death: July 10, 1999 (68 years old)
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    Charles was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Aleutian Islands.

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    Charles grew up in the Inger/Ball Club, Minnesota area.

    Following discharge, Charles returned to Ball Club, Minnesota and worked for a time as a logger. He then worked thirty years in the iron mines, retiring in 1980.

    He is survived by his wife, Darlene; four daughters, Annette Vaughan, Judith Fairbanks, Carol Fairbanks, and Geraldine Fairbanks-Hughs; two sons, Charles Fairbanks, Jr. and Jerry "Junior" Kingbird; three stepdaughters, Sherry Schaaf, Rhonda Schaaf, and Brenda Schaaf; a stepson, Randy Schaaf; a sister, Betty Jane Kusteoski; six brothers, Donald White, Bobby White, Benjamin Fairbanks, Jr., Myron "Butch" Fairbanks, Robert Fairbanks, and David Fairbanks; nineteen grandchildren; fifteen step-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were two sisters, Marlene and Shirley Fairbanks; and a brother, Jerry White.

    Charles died at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Olivet Cemetery at Deer River, Minnesota. No photo of grave marker is available at this time.

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