Lillian R Fairchild

Published On: Oct 01 2012 10:12:22 AM CDT

Lillian Rose Herriot Fairchild, age 86, of Mauston, WI passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012.

She was born April 15, 1926 in Mauston, Wisconsin, the daughter of John Herriot and Ruby Robinson Herriot.

She was united in marriage to Philip J. Fairchild on February 19, 1945 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Lillian was a homemaker, active in her church and community, and always found time to serve others. She volunteered at the Hess Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop and the Mauston Food Pantry. She loved sewing, quilting, making wedding cakes, and playing cards with family and friends.

She is survived by five children, Russell Fairchild of Hardin, TX; Alice Wood of Mauston, WI, Jim (Neva) Fairchild of Carrollton, TX; Lora (Gerry) Partlow of Liberty, TX; and Chip (Terri) Fairchild of Hardin, TX; 14 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phil; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mauston. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Crandall's Funeral Home, Mauston, and from 10:30 AM until time of service on Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Rosary will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Mauston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Touch of Tomah, 321 Butts Avenue, Tomah, WI 5466 or St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 401 Mansion St., Mauston, WI 53948.