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September 5, 2018 Myrl Fairbrother Jr.
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Myrl Goodspeed Fairbrother Jr passed away Thursday, Aug 30, 2017 at Parkview Manor , Wellman. A memorial service with military honors will be held at Camp Ripley, Minn.

Myrl was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Mich., the son of Myrl and Mellie Johnson Fairbrother. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korea and Vietnam wars

He married Enid Hale on July 11, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. He made the Marine Corps his career, retiring after serving 20 years. He traveled from coast to coast during his time in the Marine Corps. He moved to Iowa for a short time. He then bought a farm in Minnesota. He raised chickens for Jack Frost for 20+ years. Myrl enjoyed rebuilding planes and old vehicles. After Enid’s death in 2003, he sold the farm and moved to Arizona. He spent many warm winters enjoying Arizona. In August of last year, he moved to Minnesota to be closer to family.

Myrl is survived by his brothers: Larry and Jeff; son: Steve (Sara Norling) Fairbrother of Little Falls, Minn.; daughters: Carolyn Fairbrother of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Judy (Lee) Miller of Kalona and Jackie Fairbrother of Kalona; three granddaughters: Jodie (Greg) Mesa of Monument, Colo., Jennie (Andres) Shalla of North Liberty, and Shelby Fairbrother of Little Falls, Minn.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Myrl was preceded in death by his wife: Enid; his parents; and his sister: Phyllis Lucchesi.

Memorial may be directed to the family, Washington County Hospice, Kalona First Responders or to a charity of your choice.

Peterseim Funeral Home is caring for the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com.

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