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William Fairbanks, Jr.


William Bungy Fairbanks, Jr., age 91, of Hackensack, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minnesota. William was born in Onigum, Minnesota on July 10, 1928 to Mary Bungee and William Fairbanks, Sr.

William was a private man who loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed reading, listening to music, watching movies and playing bingo. During his working years, he was a proud member of the United States Army and then was a heavy equipment operator for many years. Though his family knew little about him, he will be missed.

He is reunited with his parents, Mary Bungee and William Fairbanks, Sr.; half brothers and sisters: Ernest, Franklin, Eugene, Betty, Delores, Delaine, Marian and Barbara; grandson, Matthew Martin and great grandchildren: Austi Ostlund and Vienna Peterson.

He is survived by his daughter, Nina (Wayne) Martin; grandchildren: Stephanie (Shawn) Wunderlich, Sarah (Jeremy) Ostlund, Michael (Rachel) Martin, Samantha (Gary) Gorman; many great grandchildren and cousin, Cheryl (David) Holk.

A celebration of William’s life will be held at Northern Peace Funeral Home, 114 Tianna Drive, Walker, MN on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon following his services. Inurnment will be in the Leech Lake Veterans Cemetery at Cass Lake, Minnesota following the services at 1 p.m.

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

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