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May 30, 1930 - May 15, 2019

Merton Fairchild passed into the arms of the Lord on May 15, 2019. 

Merton was born May 30, 1930 to Donald and Myrtle Fairchild.  On June 4, 1950 he married Shirley Nordheim and started their family. 

He was honored to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. Merton will be most remembered for his love of family, his generous spirit, “hauling Amish”,  his love of gardening, especially roses, and collecting John Deere memorabilia. The family wishes to thank the staff at Clara House, in Harmony for their excellent care.

He is proceeded in death by his wife Shirley, special friend; Lois Moran, his sister Donna Fairchild, grandson Isaac Zafft, and great grandson Grayson Troendle.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Gary Fairchild (Karen), Myrna Foltz (Dale), Janet Zafft (Riley), Doug Fairchild (Barb), Marilyn Haakenstad (Lynn), Marsha Fairchild (Dean Bergey), 15 Grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, beloved in-laws and many friends.

A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m., Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church in Canton, Minnesota with Rev. Margaret Jumonville officiating.  Merton’s grandchildren will be pallbearers.  Military honors will be by the Canton American Legion. Lunch will follow at Assumption Hall. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston.  Visitation will be 9:30 – 11 AM on Saturday prior to services at the Church. Memorials are suggested to the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church. 


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