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Neil C. Fairbanks, Sr.

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Neil C. Fairbanks, Sr., 86, passed away on Friday March 25, 2022 at St Luke’s Hospital. Neil was born to Charles and Evelyn (Moore) Fairbanks on December 2, 1935 in Superior, Wisconsin.

He was very crafty with his hands – a gifted Jack of all Trades and would help his family whenever we needed him. Neil was a long time member of the Hawthorne Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Forest Point Wednesday Golf League up until his passing.

Neil’s favorite hobbies included fishing, hunting, watching basketball and football. He has a room dedicated to the Green Bay Packers - GO PACK GO. However, his true love, besides his wife, was golfing.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Paulette, and their children: Kelly Fairbanks of Rice Lake, WI; Lynn (Tim) Levens of South Range, WI; Neil (Wendy) Fairbanks of Superior, WI;  Jacqueline Crowley of Basking Ridge, NJ; Tracey Fairbanks of Hastings, MN; Shane Hemphill of Cedar Rapids, IA and Penny (Troy) Patterson of Hanover, MN. Neil also is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren in addition to nieces and nephews, all of whom he was very proud of.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill, Darell, Keith and Floyd, and sisters, Dorothy and Donna.

Neil requested that there not be a funeral but a party to bring his family and friends together. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Minnesota are assisting with the arrangements.

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