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Gladys Arlene (Keezer) Fairbanks

October 29, 1947 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 74)


Gladys Arlene (Keezer) Fairbanks, age 74, of the Wolf Clan and from Cass Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 from Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, MN. 

On October 29th, 1947, Gladys was born to Josephine (Chase) and Frank Keezer, Sr. in Red Lake, MN where she grew up.  Later she moved to Minneapolis where she met her husband, Joseph Fairbanks.  Together they moved to Bena, MN and raised their kids.  After that, they moved to Prescott where they opened their home to all their grown kids and grandkids.  Gladys loved to gamble, rummage, sew, cook, ride around and being home with her grandkids.  She was a very quiet loving woman that helped everyone when needed, but her peace was being home with her husband Joe.  She was very much loved and will be very missed

She is welcomed to the spirit world by her sons, Jeff Keezer, Peter Headbird and Lance Robinson; parents, Josephine and Frank; several sisters and brothers, a grandson and a great granddaughter.

The family she leaves behind are her husband, Joseph “Joe” Fairbanks; daughters, Tina (Dave) B., Tina (Shane Roy) Headbird, Karina and Amber; sons, Donald (Sara) Headbird, Gary (Lisa) Jesse (Sloane), Myron and J.C.; sister, Katy; brother, Darrell, numerous grandchildren and great grandbabies, other relatives and all her friends.

The wake for Gladys will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th and continue until her 1:00 p.m. traditional service on Tuesday, May 17th all being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN.  Melvin Goodman will be her Spiritual Advisor.  Helping to lay Gladys to rest are Donald Headbird, Gary Keezer, J.C. Fairbanks, Dave Clark, Dylan Headbird, and Tyren Headbird.  The alternate pallbearers are Myron Howard, Shane Roy and Odawa Bermodes.  Her honorary pallbearers are all her family and friends.  Interment will be in the Sugar Bush Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN.

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

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May 14, 2022

3:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Traditional American Indian Service
May 17, 2022

1:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Building
Cass Lake
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633
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