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Donald Dean Fuller

April 10, 1936 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Fuller, Donald

Pinckney, Michigan

His Legacy…  Donald Dean Fuller, age 87, passed away May 17, 2023.  He was born on April 10, 1936, in Milan, Michigan to Leon and Mary (Gallop) Fuller.  Don was married to the love of his life, Jane Smith, for over 64 years.  They were married on June 21, 1958 at First United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Don’s mantra in life was “God, Family, and Country.”  He was very spiritual; he and Jane belonged to Arise Methodist Church for over 20 years.  Don adored his family, and was always at his kids’ and grandkids’ events.  He also provided a family haven with his cottage up North, where generations of family and friends would gather together.  Don was very patriotic, and served his country in the Navy for 4 years from 1955 through 1959 on the U.S.S. Comstock.  He raised his family in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and later retired with Jane to Pinckney, Michigan in 2002.  Don enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and traveling.  Don’s legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren.

His Family…  Don will be missed by his wife, Jane; his children, Deborah (Christopher) Thomas and Donald (Nanci) Fuller; sisters, Marjorie Fahndrich and Bette Richardson; grandchildren, Anthony (Mary) Thomas, Nicholas (Megan) Thomas, Brooke (Ryan) Ernst, and Ryan Fuller; great grandchildren, Dean, Jack, Nora, Carter, and Riley; brother-in-law, Tom (Karen) Smith; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his grandson, Austin; brothers, Melvin and Robert, sister, Ruth Ann, his parents, Leon and Mary Fuller; and his life-long friend, Jay Hickman.

His Farewell…  Don’s family and friends will gather Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel in Hamburg, Michigan.  His Community Farewell will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 11:00am (10am gathering) at Arise Methodist Church in Pinckney, Michigan.  Pastor Reed will serve as celebrant.  Service will be followed by military honors and a luncheon at Arise.  His burial will follow at 3:30pm at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Arise Methodist Church, Trinity Health Michigan Heart, or to Arbor Hospice.  Please leave a message of comfort for Don’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 21, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
May 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Arise United Methodist Church
11211 Dexter-Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169


Arise Methodist Church
11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney MI 48169
Tel: 1-734-878-1928
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Trinity Health Michigan Heart
IHA Administrative Offices PO Box 0446, Ann Arbor MI 48106-0446
Tel: 1-877-586-1174
Web: https://ihacares.com/about/donate

Arbor Hospice
2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48103
Web: https://www.arborhospice.org/donate/donation-form/


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