Dale Virgil Fairbanks, 73, North Branch, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959 and was a member of American Legion Post 85, North Branch.
A funeral service was Monday, April 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch.
Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, North Branch.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; sons, Todd (Kris) Fairbanks of Harris, John (Tami) Fairbanks of North Branch and Nathan (Julie) Fairbanks of North Branch; grandchildren, Allison, Joseph, Andrew (Khrissie), Amanda (Jesse) Anderson, Michael, Johnathan Becker, Cory and Ashley; great–grandchildren, Arianna Fairbanks and Isabella Anderson; sisters, Joyce (Orman) Beecher of Rock Creek and Janice (Jerome) Nelson of North Branch; brothers, Delmer (Jean) Fairbanks of North Branch and Jim (Pat) Fairbanks of Harris; sisters-in-law, Dolores Fairbanks of North Branch, Walene Fairbanks of St. Cloud, Shirley Fairbanks of Forest Lake and Jeanine Fairbanks of Harris; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edson and Violet Fairbanks; four brothers, Gerald, Kenneth, Eugene and Melvin.
Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Grandstrand Funeral Home, 6580 Main St., North Branch, MN 55056.