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Former WIU Public Affairs Director John Fairman Obituary

November 1, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – John Fairman, 72, former public affairs director at Western Illinois University, died Oct. 31 in Leonardville, KS. Fairman served as the public affairs director at Western from 1974 to 1987. In 1987, he joined Kansas State University as assistant vice president of university relations. He retired July 31, 2005.

Cremation is planned with private family graveside services to be held at a later date in the Highland View Cemetery in Big Rapids, MI.

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