Robert Fairley

June 25, 1936 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 83)


Robert “Bob” Fairley, 83, of Olin passed away on July 16, 2019 at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Olin, Iowa. A private Graveside service will be held on Saturday at the Olin Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Robert Virgil Fairley was born on June 25, 1936 in Illinois to Raymond and Dorothy (Worden) Fairley. He graduated from Olin High School. On April 27, 1955 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Butterfield at St. Pat’s Catholic Church in Anamosa, Iowa. He worked at Rockwell Collins for 36 years.


Bob was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting as well as many other outdoor hobbies. He was an outdoorsman who loved to socialize. His garden was his pride and joy. Everyone always admired his gardens.  


He is survived by his four children; Sheryll Miller of Davenport, Cindy (Jim) Albaugh of Tipton, Lisa (Dave) Klein of Hale, Doreen (Bruce) Voss of Cedar Rapids, 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  


He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Marge of 59 years and a daughter Deb Harris.  


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July 19, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services Olin
413 Walnut Street
Olin, IA 52320

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