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Memorial service Oct.2 for Dorr native Curtis Fairbairn

Curtis Jay Fairbairn, 74, of Grandville, died Sept. 14.

He was born July 8, 1947 in Dorr to Vance and Muriel Fairbairn. He was married to Sheryl on Sept. 27, 1969. They enjoyed many fun adventures together, especially time up north at the cabin or on the shores of Lake Michigan looking for rocks, just to name a few.

Curt enjoyed cheering on the Michigan State football and basketball teams. He loved spending time with his grandkids, especially giving them tractor rides at the cabin. He enjoyed being outdoors looking for waterfalls in the U.P. or rock and mushroom hunting. Curt was a handy man willing to help others

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sherry Fairbairn; children, Bryan Fairbairn, Holly and Scott Engemann; grandchildren, Austin, and Curtis Engemann; brother, Arvid and Karen Fairbairn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Marcia Pratt, Ron and Hope Pratt, Steven and Edie Pratt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 2, 2:30 pm Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 pm until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity or Feeding America West Michigan.

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