Dean W. Fuller, 91


Dean Warren Fuller, 91, of Coffeen, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 2:55 p.m. at Tremont Ridge Assisted Living in Hillsboro.

A private funeral service will be held in Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen with the Rev. Jeff Hemken, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, officiating. Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen is assisting the family.

Mr. Fuller was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Coffeen, to Dan Warren and Geneva Helen (Webb) Fuller. He married Nancy M. Kimbro on Dec. 4, 1949, in Hillsboro, and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1998.

He graduated from Coffeen High School with the class of 1946, and was a lifelong farmer and resident of Coffeen.

Mr. Fuller was a member of the National Farmer’s Organization and was a lifelong member of East Fork Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon. He was also part of the Coffeen Community Library, where he served as past president and held Coffeen Coffee Club; and was the East Fork Township supervisor for 14 years, having also served as a trustee. Additionally, he was a lifelong member and founder of Rocky Ford Park, Inc. in Coffeen.

He is survived by his children, Gloria Kirkpatrick of Riverview, FL, Gale (husband Ken) Thacker and Grant Dean Fuller, both of Coffeen, Gaye (husband Greg) DeRight of Hillsboro, Glenda (husband Sean) McDonald of New Port Beach, FL, and Ginger (husband Mike) Buerkett of Tampa, FL; 12 grandchildren, Joshua Manning, Travis Klump and Tyson Holshouser, all of Hillsboro, Rachel Vera of Apollo Beach, FL, Kaleb Kirkpatrick and Vince DeRight, both of Phoenix, AZ, Clint Thacker of Chicago, Dustin Thacker of Downers Grove, Jacob Klump of Scottsdale, AZ, Raymee Alper of Olivette, MO, Nicki Mason of Little Elm, TX, and Nathan Buerkett of St. Petersburg, FL; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Deanne (Fuller) Bonetto of Woodlawn.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fuller was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Donald W. Fuller.

Memorials may be directed to Coffeen Community Library or Shiloh Cemetery, both in Coffeen.

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