William Dean Fairchild, 79, Rochester, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 24, 1938 in Logansport, the son of William and Edna (Maxwell) Fairchild. On May 12, 1960 in Fulton he married Patricia Joan Cripe, and she survives.
William Fairchild retired from Dean Foods in December of 2002 after thirty five years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and camping.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia J. Fairchild, Rochester; children: Michael Fairchild, Rochester; Nancy Fairchild, Macy; Randy and wife Tarah Fairchild, Denver; grandchildren: Jodi and husband Jason McMillen, Logansport; Jamie (Fairchild) and husband Lee Sutton, Rochester; step grandaughter, Hope Townsend, Deedsville; great grandchildren: Ella McMillen and Lumen McMillen, both of Logansport; step-great grandchildren: Alexandria Sutton and Blake Sutton; a future great grandchild arriving in August 2017; sister, Jeanne Eytcheson, Fulton; and nephew Jeff Eytcheson, Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Carolyn Fairchild, brother-in-law, Jerry Eytcheson, and step-father, Clarence Rentschler.
William’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Solid Rock Church, 913 Main Street, Rochester. Interment will take place at a later date at Mount Zion Cemetery, Rochester. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.