Wilbur Fuller

Wilbur Fuller

Birth
Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Apr 2014 (aged 95)
Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Burial Mill Creek, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 127510393 · View Source
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Wilbur "Jack" Fuller
Aug. 16, 1918 - April 4, 2014

BRIDGMAN - Wilbur "Jack" Hastings Fuller, 95, of Bridgman, passed away Friday, April 4th, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Harbert, MI, with Reverend Jay Fast officiating. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, LaPorte County, IN. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085; or Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Harbert, MI 49115. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.

Jack was born August 16, 1918, in Hobart, Indiana, the son of the late John and Golda (Hastings) Fuller. On June 3, 1942, he married Bette Jean Watson, and she preceded him in death on December 22, 2010. Jack was a WW II U.S. Army veteran serving in both the European and Pacific theaters. Together with Bette in 1951 they started Jack & Jo's Variety Store in Rolling Prairie, IN, and in 1955 moved to Bridgman where they owned and operated the Ben Franklin Store for the next 28 years. Jack was a lifelong fan of traditional jazz. He took his family across the country to attend jazz fests, distributing copies of his CD recordings of traditional jazz. His life mantra became "every day each life should include a laugh, a hug, and a bit of jazz."

Survivors include a son, Rick (Anna Kozak) Fuller of Bridgman; six grandchildren: Doug Anderson, Kevin (Lori) Anderson, Teresa Castagna, Ross (Betsy) Gilmore, Heather Gilmore, and Calli (Antonio) Fuller-Chagoury; twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters; and his sister, Beryl Fuller of Wisconsin. Jack was also preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Gilmore in 2006; and his brother, Ted Fuller.

Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 6, 2014


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  • Created by: Scabbardfish
  • Added: 5 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127510393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur Fuller (16 Aug 1918–4 Apr 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127510393, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek, La Porte County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Scabbardfish (contributor 46844274) .