Obituary: Rockford “Rocky” Fairchild

Rockford “Rocky” Fairchild passed away on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at Century Ridge Assisted Living in Green Bay after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was born in Fish Creek, Wis. on April 7, 1927, the youngest son of William “Bill” Fairchild and Hulda Sohns Fairchild.   He was graduate of Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek.  After graduation he served in the U.S. Army in Europe.  Shortly after his return, he met his future wife Elizabeth (Betty) Bersie at Cupola House in Egg Harbor.  He and Betty were married on October 10, 1953.

Eventually they and other members of Rocky’s family purchased Cupola House and spent many summer weekends and vacations there while they lived in Marshfield, WI.

After selling Cupola House, they retired to the house they built on Church Street in Egg Harbor.

Rocky worked for the Nabisco Company after his tour in the Army ended.  He worked for Nabisco for 42 years, starting out sweeping the warehouse in Green Bay, driving truck, and eventually working as a salesman in and around the Marshfield area.   He was known as the “Cookie Man of Jefferson Street” in his Marshfield neighborhood as he would hand out packages of extra cookies to the kids and families.

Rocky and Betty enjoyed many years in Door County and many winter months on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.   They enjoyed working different functions at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor.  Rocky was elected Village President of Egg Harbor for a few years. As president he helped with the original design, construction plans and staffing for the Egg Harbor Sewage Treatment plant.  He was also a member of the Egg Harbor Lion’s Club serving as treasurer for many years.

He is survived by his son Brian (Kimberly) Fairchild, his granddaughters Julia and Victoria Fairchild, and his great-grandson Rockford (Rocky) Paul Capell.

He was preceded in death by his his parents, his brothers Norman, Arnold, Sewell (Skipper), Donald, and Everett, and, his sister Dorothy, Donny’s twin.

A memorial service will be held at a date to be determined.

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