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Joseph Dutton Fairbanks Jr.

July 9, 1962 ~ October 28, 2022 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Joseph Dutton Fairbanks Jr, age 60, of Bemidji passed away at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center on October 28 after battling cancer.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 4th at 10:30 am at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji with a visitation one hour prior.

Joseph was born July 9, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Delores (Ashing) Fairbanks. He attended grade school at Ascension Catholic School in North Minneapolis and graduated from North Community Highschool in 1980.  He then attended Dunwoody Institute for welding.  Joseph worked for a time in Oklahoma as a welder and trained in underwater welding.  He returned to Minnesota, working as a welder for Stenberg Welding of Fosston.  Joseph loved the woods, hunting small game and deer and spending time with family.

Joseph is survived by his brothers, Ronald (Sheryl) Fairbanks, Todd (Sharon Lovejoy) Fairbanks, Michael (Amy) Fairbanks and L. Kyle Fairbanks, son Kevin Brown, nephews, David Rodriquez, Luke Fairbanks, Todd Fairbanks Jr and Kyle Purty, nieces, Amanda Fairbanks, Chelsea Fairbanks, and Miranda Nickaboine and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers David Fairbanks and Martin Fairbanks.

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