AL JEAN FULLER, Maple Lake

She was born on September 3, 1929 in Annandale, the daughter of Albert & Evangeline (Gerard) Lemke. Al Jean was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. She was a graduate of Annandale High School in Annandale, MN. Al Jean married Russell Fuller on September 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, helped with the cattle and worked in the fields when needed. In 1974, the couple moved to Cass Lake where she worked for the Chippewa National Forrest Service from 1977-1998. 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. She 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; 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 & Joyce Borgstrom, brothers-in-law Chester Borgstrom, Larry Stoner and Art Goerke. A Memorial Service for Al Jean Fuller will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo; Pastor Ryan Clark will officiate. A visitation will be held Friday morning, one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Middleville Township, Wright County. The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com

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