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Al Jean Fuller, 88
Died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Al Jean Fuller, 88, of Maple Lake passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
A memorial service for Al Jean Fuller was held Friday, Jan. 5, at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Ryan Clark will officiated. Inurnment was at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Middleville Township, Wright County.
Al Jean is survived by her six children, Bruce (Christine) Fuller of Monticello, Susan (John) Ward of Buffalo, David (Kay) Fuller and Stanley (Terri) Fuller of Maple Lake, Bradley Fuller and Kevin (Nancy) Fuller of Cass Lake; 20 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren; brothers, William Lemke of Annandale, John (Faye) Lemke of South Haven, and Howard Glubke, a constant card playing friend of her family; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband Russ, she was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Evangeline Lemke; grandson, Eric Schmitz; great-grandson, Landon Fuller; sister, Gladeline "Glady" Goerke; sisters-in-law, Carole Lemke and Joyce Borgstrom; brothers-in-law, Chester Borgstrom, Larry Stoner and Art Goerke.
Al Jean was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in Annandale, the daughter of Albert and Evangeline (Gerard) Lemke. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. She was a graduate of Annandale High School, Annandale.
Al Jean married Russell Fuller on Sept. 25, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township. They farmed in Albion Township for many years.
She was a hard worker! Not only was she busy raising six kids, but she also stayed busy sewing clothes for Carlson Dolls out of Maple Lake and helped with the cattle and worked in the fields when needed.
In 1974, the couple moved to Cass Lake. She worked for the Chippewa National Forrest Service from 1977 to 1998. This job took her to several states, including Alaska, which she really enjoyed. She also worked as a cashier at Teal's grocery store in Cass Lake for a few years after retiring from the Forestry.
Al Jean belonged to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cass Lake and frequently was a guest at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She enjoyed garage sales, going to the casino, playing cards with her siblings, traveling and spending time with her family.
Peterson Chapel, Buffalo
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