Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

November 26, 2012

Roselle V. Fairchild, 92


The Herald-Tribune

— Roselle V. Fairchild, 92, Batesville, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1920, in South Bend, she was the daughter of the late Rose (Papai) and Harry Fritz. She married Frank Fairchild Aug. 12, 1939, in South Bend, and he preceded her in death Feb. 3, 2005.

Roselle spent many years collecting dolls and amassed quite an impressive collection that she was extremely proud of and certainly was her pride and joy. She had several other interests as well. One that made her family chuckle was her devotion to her soap operas. Weekday afternoons were spent watching the block of soaps that CBS aired.

She also liked to go shopping and, while not necessarily his favorite thing to do,  Frank would take her since she didn’t drive. Another interesting side note: To her family’s knowledge, she never wrote a check in her lifetime, something rare, especially in this day and age. Chicken wings were a huge favorite. She looked forward to going with Ken to the Eagles club for them. She had a fondness for little dogs, especially dachshunds. Among her favorites were Tiny the terrier, Benji the unintentional Labradoodle and Daisy the dachshund. She would also fiddle around in the flower garden now and then to help with watering or deadheading, although in recent years deadheading sometimes meant the whole plant. Shy by nature, her family was important to her. Roselle was very close to her sisters and loved having her children and grandchildren around.

She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws Ken and Chris Fairchild, Batesville, Don and Jane Fairchild, San Antonio, Texas, and Tom Fairchild, Indianapolis; sisters Theresa Malling,  South Bend, Mary Ellen McCartney, Fort Wayne, and Bernice Hardig, Schererville; grandchildren Dana, Ryan, Lauren and Matt Fairchild and Angie Lozano; and great- grandchildren Brayden and Brienna Fairchild, Avery Lozano and Lilly Sheehy.

She  also was preceded in death by brothers Harry and Leo Fritz.

Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Randy Summers officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund.