Irvin "Bud" Fair, 94, of Manson passed away Thursday, October 18, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Life will be 9:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Bud is survived by his wife, Angelina of Manson; children, Steve of Fort Dodge, Russ of Tulsa, OK and Tess (Mike) of Sacramento, CA; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Frank Rushton; sisters, Norene Sorenson and Pat Derrig all of Fort Dodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Nora (Coan) Fair; son, Mike Fair; brother, Dean Rushton and sister, Betty Lou Rushton.
Irvin Ernest Fair was born December 17, 1924 in Bagley, IA. He lived in Missouri as a young child and at the age of 16 moved back to Fort Dodge. He worked various odd jobs until he started working at Tobin Packing Plant (later Hormel's) in 1942. He worked there for over 40 years until it closed in 1986. He also worked for an asbestos removal company, ABC Lawn Care and Rosalez Lock & Key. On June 28, 1948 he was united in marriage to Angelina Rosalez at Wraywood Manor. Throughout his life, Bud had a passion for boxing and racing. He coached boxing from the early 80's and coached for over 35 years with the Fort Dodge Boxing Club. Bud enjoyed gardening and had a passion for all animals.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
Bud was a long time Boxing coach in Iowa I could always depend on him to bring a team to the Iowa Golden Gloves. Donald Avant Jr President Iowa Golden Gloves
Bud was a great guy and neighbor. He always had time to visit if you saw him some where. He did a lot for his community. Rest in peace.
Such sad news, but I wanted to share this with you, while making my rounds at Hornel one weekend I stopped and talked with Bud and the others in the engine room like I normally would do ,they had jars of green and red peppers, and Bud asked me if I wanted to try some, I said yes but not the red ones , I had a green one and once I took a big bite they laughed so hard at my reaction . Every time I would see Bud in one the stores in town we would visit and I would tell him “ Bud you never seem to get any older” I will never forget my friend 💙
I'll always remember and cherish the time. I spent withhim and aunt angie and kids on the farm. And the many time they visited us in Minnesota. He was my favorite uncle and i will miss him dearly. Sending hug and condolences to aunt Angie, Steven, Tess & Russ. Love y'all. Cousin Tina from Texas.
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