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In Loving Memory of Guy James Fairbanks


Guy James Fairbanks, 59, St. Paul, MN, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. Guy was born in Minneapolis on August 1, 1960 to his parents Herman and Nancy Fairbanks. He lived the majority of his life in Minneapolis with part of his childhood in California, Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa and lived in Cass Lake for 8 eight years in his early adulthood. Guy returned to Minneapolis and attended college at the U of MN for 3 years majoring in Business. Guy married Barbara Dudley on June 9, 2001 and they made their home in St. Paul. He worked at various jobs in the cities doing Building Maintenance and was currently a Van Driver for Treasured Transportation.

Guy loved going to Powwows, spending time with family and relatives, watching the MN Twins, Vikings, and the Wild and he loved harvesting wild rice. His pastimes were Bingo, Keno, Sudoku, Cribbage and watching the History Channel and PBS on TV. Guy loved animals especially a special cat named Kitty.

Guy is survived by his wife Barb, Step daughter Tara Lovejoy, Maplewood MN, Step son Todd Nelson (Renee), Hudson WI, mother Nancy Fairbanks, Red Lake MN, brother Devery Fairbanks, Bemidji MN, sister-in-law Margaret Fairbanks, Cass Lake MN, and special cousin Alden J. Fairbanks, Minneapolis MN and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, four grandchildren, and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Herman S. Fairbanks, sister Tamara M. Fairbanks, and brother Thomas M. Fairbanks Sr.

Guy’s Pallbearers are: Thomas Fairbanks Jr., Kyle Fairbanks, Tony Clark, Joseph Clark, Calvin Sargeant and Evan Henry

Visitation and Remembrances for Guy Fairbanks will be held at All Saints Episcopal Mission Church, 3044 Longfellow Ave., Minneapolis MN  on Thursday, July 2nd from 1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Due to the Co-vid 19 and social distancing the visitation will be for relatives and close friends only.

Funeral arrangements are provided by the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted MN.

On-line condolences can be directed to

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Alicia Garcia

    I am so very sorry about Guy’s passing. Love and healing thoughts to your family.

  2. Larry Burzinski

    A wonderful person. Taken from family and friends way too soon.

    May he rest in peace forever.

  3. Darin and Kathy Gonsor

    All of our love to Barb and family. And to Guy’s family. He will be so missed.

  4. Sis Redwing Collier

    Barb, my heart is with you at this most difficult time. I am with you in spirit. My blessings are with you.

  5. Kathy Denman Wilje

    I was so sad to hear this news today. Condolences and prayers to Barb and his family. Guy always lifted my spirit whenever we would see one another. He had a way of seeing the positive and making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. My hear goes out to Barb, jus soulmate and partner! Love Kathy

  6. Denise Lindquist

    So very sorry❤. Guy will be missed❤. Thoughts and prayers for Barb, Nancy and Devery ❤


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