Charles Lee “Charlie” Fairchild, 24

Charles Lee “Charlie” Fairchild was born in Grand Forks, ND on May 4, 1986 and died at home on Oct. 4, 2010 after a long struggle with depression.   Charlie was the son of Tim and Marva (Lee) Fairchild and was a life long East Grand Forks, MN resident.  Charlie graduated from EGF Senior High School with the Class of 2005.  While at the Senior High, he played hockey and was a member of a state qualifying golf team. Charlie was an avid fisherman, and MN Twins, Vikings, and Gopher fan.  Following high school he attended the University of North Dakota and Northland Technical College.  Charlie was employed at Mike’s Pizza, LM Windpower, and most recently the Listen Drop-In Center in Grand Forks.  Charlie was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks, MN, and the Valley Golf Course, East Grand Forks, MN.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters Rita and Alexandra Fairchild, both students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, his grandmother, Pauline Lee of Gwinner, ND, aunts and uncles, Sandra (Bo) Chapin, Mary (John) Edman, Paula (Michael) Miller and Daniel Lee Jr, and cousins, Ned (Trin) Chapin, Laura Edman, Amy (Matthew) Swanson, Mara Edman, Nathaniel (Kate) Miller, Melinda (Dennis) Randolph, Godmother, Judy Sheridan-Christensen, and Godchild Taryn Nelson.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel Lee, Rodney and Grace Fairchild, step-grandmother Dorothy Fairchild and Godfather, Dan Sheridan.
Charlie had many friends and will be greatly missed.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church, EGF Blue Line Club, or Listen Drop-In Center, GF, ND.
 
Memorial Service:  2:30 PM on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 in Bethany Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks, MN
Visitation:  5:00 to 7:00 with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Friday, October 8th, 2010 in Stennes Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN and also 1 hour before Memorial Service in Bethany Lutheran Church
Online Guestbook:      www.stennesfuneralhome.com
 
Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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