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Donna M. Fairchild

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Donna M. Fairchild, 81, of Rushford, Minn., formerly of Riceville, Iowa, died Thursday, January 9, 2013 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford surrounded by her family.

Donna was born January 8, 1933 in Elma, Iowa to Don and Dorothy (Miller) Fairchild. Growing up on the farm in Riceville, she learned to appreciate the farm life. She was an active member of 4H in Riceville and enjoyed showing livestock at the county fair. Donna was also an avid gardener and especially loved growing flowers. She particularly enjoyed embroidering and quilting with her mother. During her time living at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Donna loved to play BINGO with the other residents. She loved her family and will be sadly missed.

Donna is survived by her brother, Merton Fairchild; nephews, Gary (Karen) Fairchild and Doug (Barb) Fairchild; nieces, Myrna (Dale) Foltz, Janet (Riley) Zafft, Marilyn (Lynn) Haakenstad, and Marsha (John) Zamora; and many great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Donna will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. at Good Shepherd. Burial will take place at a later date in Elma. Iowa.

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