Mary Fairchild

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Fairchild, 80, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation with the family will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Burial at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Fairchild passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Mary Ann Fairchild, the daughter of James and Inez Bakke Fraser, was born March 23, 1931, at home in Greenville, Ia. She spent her childhood years in the Greenville area, graduating from Greenville-Rossie High School.

Mary Ann married Gerald Fairchild Aug. 19, 1951, in the Congregational Church in Greenville, Ia. Following their marriage, they farmed in Sioux Rapids, Greenville and Spencer areas. Mary enjoyed gardening, snowmobling and mostly her family. She was an excellent cook and baker. Mary Ann was a member of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald on Dec. 15, 2000; and one brother, Thomas.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: two sons and their wives, Mark and Mary Fairchild, of Greenville, Ia., and Brian and Linda Fairchild, of Everly, Ia.; two daughters and their husbands: Jill and Randy Loomis, of Emmetsburg, Ia., and Kristi and Brad Rutherford, of Estherville, Ia.; seven grandchildren: Robin Kelli, Dustin and Justine Fairchild; Tiffany Thomas; Chad and Shelby Loomis; two sisters: Ruth Thurston, of Spencer, and Phyllis Biefeldt and husband, Bill of Ruthven, Ia.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Jean Fraser, of Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.