Mary D. Fuller, 76, of Fort Dodge passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 5th at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 AM at Corpus Christi Church with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery. A visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Laufersweiler Funeral Home with a Rosary beginning at 3:45 PM and a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:00 PM all at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Mary is survived by her daughters Kim (the late Garrett) Mongrella of Fort Dodge and Rachel (Joe) McBride of Cedar Rapids, sons David (Jill) Fuller both of Fort Dodge and Daniel (Chris) Fuller of Papillion, NE, 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; sisters; Arlene Bonnesen of Wapello, Catherine Welchel of Peoria, IL, Christine Collie of San Luis Obispo, CA, brothers Paul Christensen of Colorado Springs, CO, Phillip Christensen of Chicago, IL, Terry Christensen of Hinton, Carl Christensen of Urbandale and Michael Christensen of Fort Dodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Veronica (Cavanaugh) Christensen; her husband, Raymond; sisters, Patricia Christensen, Teresa Harris, Margaret Marsh, Mary Joan "Jody" Condon and brother, William Christensen.
Mary Diane Fuller was born on July 19, 1943, in Fort Dodge. She was raised and educated in Fort Dodge, graduating from St. Edmond High School in 1961. She then attended Bernel Cosmetology School. On May 2, 1962, she was united in marriage to Raymond Fuller. The couple lived in New Mexico, California and Idaho until divorcing in 1973. Mary returned to Fort Dodge where she made her home. She worked for Land O'Lakes for 10 years, Fareway Grocery for 18 years and then at Hy-Vee for 10 years until her retirement. Mary loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, working in her garden and planting flowers. She also loved teaching her grandchildren to cook. Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Parish.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
"When ever I got back to Ft. Dodge over the years I always saw Mary at either Fairway or Hy-Vee. Classmate Mary always had a smile and even a few words about family and friends, even if she was quite busy. A delightful person, she will be missed by many.
Judy Ryan Haaversen "
"I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mary a dear classmate and friend, we have been praying for her and now she has gone ahead to our dear lord and we all will see her again. Our prayers and energy our sent to you all at this sad time, may God bless you all.
Jay D Billings"
"When my daughter was just a toddler and we would go to fareway, when we got to the checkout my daughter didn?t want to let go of her box of fruit loops and Mary would pick her up out of the cart and swoop her across the scanner and then give her a hug. My daughter always wanted to go through her lane and honestly so did I. I never knew her outside of fareway but I saw her heart every Friday for years. So sorry for your loss, what a special woman she was"
"Our Sympathy to Dave and the family"