Curtis Jay Fairbairn

1947 ~ 2021

Curtis Jay Fairbairn, age 74, of Grandville, MI passed away September 14, 2021. He was born July 8, 1947 in Dorr, MI to Vance and Muriel Fairbairn. He was married to the love of his life, Sheryl, on September 27, 1969. They enjoyed many fun adventures together, especially time up north at the cabin or on the shores of Lake Michigan looking for rocks, just to name a few. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Sherry Fairbairn; children, Bryan Fairbairn, Holly and Scott Engemann; grandchildren, Austin, and Curtis Engemann; brother, Arvid and Karen Fairbairn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Marcia Pratt, Ron and Hope Pratt, Steven and Edie Pratt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. Curt enjoyed cheering on the Michigan State football and basketball teams. He loved spending time with his grandkids, especially giving them tractor rides at the cabin. He enjoyed being outdoors looking for waterfalls in the U.P. or rock and mushroom hunting. Curt was a handy man willing to help others. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021, 2:30 pm Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday, October 2 from 1:30 pm until the time of the service at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity or Feeding America West Michigan.

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September 28, 2021 7:44am

To all who knew him, Curt (my uncle) was a very special person who was a kind, generous and gentle giant of a man. I am so sorry for your loss.  He will be missed.

- Janice Goodall

September 26, 2021 3:56pm

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- Allean Ruth Roberts

September 26, 2021 3:53pm

Sherry Fairbairn and family.

- Allean Ruth Roberts

September 26, 2021 3:49pm

So sorry for your loss.  Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sherry &
Bryan. Also Holly, Austin and Curtis Engemann as well brother Arvid Fairbairn & family.

- Allean Ruth Roberts

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