EVERLY -- Kippy Lee Fairchild, 50, of Everly, and a former Le Mars resident, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Kippy Lee Fairchild was born June 30, 1955, in Council Bluffs, the son of Donald and Frances (Bushey) Fairchild. His childhood years were spent in Le Mars, where he received his early education and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1973. Following his schooling, Kip entered the military where he served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, with much of that time spent overseas. He retired from the military as a Master Sergeant.
Kip returned to Iowa and worked two years at Rudy Salem in Sioux City. In 998, he and Sue ran The Ranch in Everly, while working part-time for Stylecraft. he accepted a fulltime position with Stylecraft after selling The Ranch in 2002.
On May 21, 2004, Kip married Sue Stockdale at the United Methodist Church in Everly.
Kip was a member of the American Legion, Everett Boyles, Jr. Post #414 and the United Methodist Church in Everly. In his spare time, Kip enjoyed traveling, cooking, entertaining, and following the Denver Broncos. Most of all, Kip loved his family and friends and his great sense of humor will be dearly missed by those who loved him.
Survivors include his wife, Sue of Everly; two stepdaughters, Christie Swanson and daughter Briana of Fayetteville, Ark., and Amanda Russell and her husband, Luke, of Spencer; his half-brother and his wife, Larry and Emily Behrens, of Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Everly with the Rev. Karen Larson officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today (Monday) with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
Honorary casketbearers will be Dean Bohlken, Mike Walsh, Jim Bloom, Steve Lake, Jim Ginger and George Wigen.