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August 10, 1950 – January 25, 2024

Susan Lee Fuller-Ward age 73, died January 25, 2024 in Teacapán, Mexico surrounded by her husband and her dear friends.

Sue was born on August 10,1950, to Russell & Al Jean (Lemke) Fuller. She was blessed with 5 brothers.   Sue grew up in Maple Lake and graduated with the Class of 1968.  Shortly after high school, Sue began her career at General Mills.  She was proud to work for the same company for 38 years until her retirement in 2005.

Sue’s life was blessed beyond measure.  On December 2, 1973,  her first child, David Eric Schmitz was born.  Stacy Jean would follow three years later.   Sue worked her tail off for these kids. She taught her children Faith, love, compassion, forgiveness, strength and independence.  Sue married the love of her life, John Ward, in 2009.  They lived in Buffalo and have been wintering in Teacapán, Mexico for 20 years.

Sue’s grandchildren Eric & Grace came into this world in 2003 & 2006.  They quickly became her everything.  Sue had room for additional grandmotherly love when her stepsons brought their children into her life.  Eric, Grace, Landon, Hailey, Emma, Landon, Aubree & Brynlee were all blessed with Grandma Sue’s love. There was not one thing she wouldn’t have done for any one of them.

Sue had many wonderful friends in her life but The Blue Haired Blisters, they  were her ride or dies.  This group of ladies and their husbands would gather a few times per year.  Lack of laughter was never an issue when they were together.

Sue enjoyed the outdoors.  In her younger years, hunted and fished with the best of them. Never afraid to get her hands dirty.  Her other passions included love and laughter, taking care of others, talking on the phone, attending her grandchildren’s activities, shopping, garage sales and so many more.  Her heart will genuinely be missed!

Susan will forever be missed by her loving husband, John Ward, daughter, Stacy Schmitz, sons, Scott (Megan) Ward, Lucas Ward, Grandchildren, Eric (Anna), Grace, Landon, Hailey, Emma, Landon, Aubree & Brynlee. Brothers Stan (Terri) Fuller, Kevin (Nancy) Fuller, sister in laws, Chris Fuller, Kay Fuller & Rachelle Fuller.

Welcoming her with open arms up in heaven will be her son David Eric Schmitz, Parents Russell & Al Jean Fuller, Brothers Bruce, David & Brad Fuller, Thomas & Kate Ward, Grandparents Albert & Evangeline Lemke, Harold & Martha Fuller.

 

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Barbara Wells

    Sue and I have been friends for over 45 years. We worked together at General Mills and formed a solid relationship. Sue will be missed by her family and many friends. I will always remember her positive attitude, even through the hard times she has gone through. God Bless Susan Fuller Ward

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  2. Lisa & Keith Quady

    Stan & family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.

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  3. David&Vicki Bolyard

    John and family…….So sorry to hear about your loss. I really liked Sue……Can’t think of anyone who didn’t. God bless her, you, and your family.

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  4. Pam Herman

    Sue is one of the most genuine people I have ever known, we became fast friends when I joined General Mills after moving here from Omaha. After retirement we got our husbands and other friends involved and met as often as possible to have lots of laughs. She called me right before they left for Mexico and it was like we just saw each other the day before, it was so good to catch up on her life. I will miss my sweet friend. Until we meet again. My love to the family. She will be watching over you always.

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  5. Geri

    So very sorry…

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  6. Judy Tolbert

    I am so thankful to have crossed paths with this lovely lady!

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  7. Shirley Toenies

    When I started at General Mills, Sue was the first person to welcome me to the company and we instantly became good friends. Thank you Sue for the great memories at work and outside the company.
    May you rest in peace. 🙏❤️

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  8. Linda Cantin

    So sorry for the lost of Sue. She was a friend and I got to know her better when she started working at General Mills. She was always a joy yo be around. John you and the family are in our prayers. God’s blessings.

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  9. Amber Schmid

    We love our Sue so much and she will be deeply missed, I’m going to miss seeing your wonderful smile everyday. Along with those big bear hugs you would give! You will always be the best neighbor! Love you so much Sue. 💜

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  10. Vicki Ebeling

    Sue was such a sweet person. I knew her through church for many years. She was so caring and friendly to everyone.

    She will be missed by many people!

    My heart goes out to your family.

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  11. Brad Taylor

    Sue was my best friend working at General Mills. She put a smile on everyone’s face every day. There Could not have been a better colleague at work or better friend in all aspects of life. I also had the chance to witness firsthand how much love she had for her kids and grandkids. She had a heart as big as all outdoors. We have stayed in touch despite both being retired from General Mills. I will miss her very much. My best wishes go out to her wonderful husband, John and to all of her beloved family. I pray that God be with her till we all meet again.
    😊🙏🏼💙

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  12. Ruth Doherty-Marks

    We’re so sorry for your loss Stacy and family. Sues smile and warmth are something you never forget. Love you!

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  13. Yesica

    A beautiful human being, sorry for your loss, Stacy, John (Juan) and family.

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  14. Marilyn Nelson

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Sue. From my first day at General Mills to all of our work projects, Sue was a bright shining star. Always a quick smile and professional attitude. My sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.

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  15. Diane Dutcher

    I was so saddened to hear of Sue’s passing. Sue and I had been friends since she joined General Mills at age 17. We had some great times together. We kept in touch on Facebook, and I will miss hearing from her.

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