Margaret Fairbanks

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 23, 1934 -- June 12, 2013

A funeral service for Margaret Fairbanks was held on Monday, June 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

Mrs. Margaret Fairbanks, 78, of Crescent passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home in Crescent.
Mass of Christian Buria was Monday, June 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Milford.

Margaret Fairbanks of Crescent went home to be with the Lord June 12, 2013 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Margaret was born to Joseph and Theresisa Bauer at Coon Rapids on June 23, 1934. She married Stanley Fairbanks on June 20, 1951, at Camp Arterbury, Ind., and to this union four children were born.

Margaret was a homemaker who enjoyed time on their farm outside of Crescent where she tended to many crops and sold at roadside stands during the family's younger years. Margaret went on to work at the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier until her retirement. She enjoyed being a mother, gardening and genealogy. She is a member of the Catholic Church.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Stanley Fairbanks; sister, Josephine (Bauer -- Wittrock) Hamilton of Milford; children, Jon (Bridgitte) Fairbanks of Germany; David (Wendy) Fairbanks of Council Bluffs; Patti (Dan) Dickerson of Phoenix; Joe (Celeste) Fairbanks of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Alec Fairbanks, Adelicia Fairbanks, Patricia Fairbanks, Mallory Fairbanks, Ryan Anderson and Matt Anderson.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to