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Dale Cliffoed Fairbanks


September 2, 2022

Dale Cliffoed Fairbanks

April 13, 1953 ~ August 30, 2022 (age 69)

Dale Clifford Fairbanks, age 69, of the Bear Clan and of Kimball, Minnesota and formally of Cass Lake, MN began his journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, August 30th, 2022, from the Savanna Prairie Nursing Home in Kimball, MN.

Dale was born in Minneapolis, MN on April 13th, 1953, to Edna (Ellis) and LeRoy Fairbanks. As a child, Dale moved around with his military family and graduated as Senior Class President from Logan High School in Union City, CA in 1971. He excelled in football and basketball with honors. Shortly after graduating, he was involved in a tragic accident that changed his life. He was in a coma for nine weeks and struggled with life after. Despite the setback, he went on to college, got married and raised a family. Near the end, he lived in an assisted living and three nursing homes.

Family that Dale is reunited with are his parents, Edna and LeRoy Fairbanks; brother, Robert Whitefeather; niece, Breanna Wakanabo; nephew, Benay Fairbanks; ex-wife, Violet Ross Oven Fairbanks and numerous aunties and uncles.

Dale leaves behind his daughter, Sarah Fairbanks of Bemidji; sister, Dee Fairbanks of Cass Lake; brother, Donald Fairbanks; five grandchildren, niece, Kari; nephews, Donald Jr., LeRoy and Michael, many other relatives and friends.

An overnight wake for Dale will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, September 7th all to be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Interment will be in the Ellis Family Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN.

Dale's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




September 6, 2022

4:00 PM

Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa

Funeral Service


September 7, 2022

11:00 AM

Veterans Memorial Building, Chippewa


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