Martha E. Fuller

Martha E. Fuller

Martha passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born November 6, 1932 in Trowbridge Township to Robert and Pauline (Puschel) Thompson. Martha enjoyed reading, crocheting, drawing, painting, making floor plans, working in her gardens, crafting, baking and cooking. On December 22, 1950 she married William Fuller and they had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversay. In their spare time Martha and her husband had remodeled many area homes into apartments. She was a very creative and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her children, Pamela Martin of Otsego, Cynthia (Lowie) Pachner of Decatur, Diane (William) Holland of Lawton and Amy Ketchum of Gobles; son-in-law, Mike Stasevich; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren with 2 more due soon; her siblings, Joan Passage of Kalamazoo and Roger (Diana) Thompson of AZ; sister-in-law, Betty Bonnell; brother-in-law, Bob (Barb) Fuller along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Deborah Fuller in 2009; son-in-law, David Kelsey and by her siblings, James, Jean, Harold, Henry, Ann and Richard.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Martha’s family from 5-8 P.M. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a memorial service will take place Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery in Trowbridge Township.

Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida, 1850 Lee Rd, Suite 111 Winter Park, FL 32789.

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  1. callie says:

    I love you and miss you grandma I hope you and aunt Deb and dancing in the sky <3

  2. Larry and Sharon Thompson says:

    Our most sincere condolences to our great cousin and lifelong friend and her family. We will remember the good times.

  3. Sally Betzner says:

    Sorry for your loss, sending prayers.

  4. David Thompson says:

    I will always remember with warmth, fondness and affection Aunt Martha’s kitchen, and the mischief and fun times at her house with all the cousins. With all of them, I feel and share this loss.

  5. Dawn Thompson Nysveen says:

    My thoughts are with you all today.
    I have the best memories of staying at the Fuller house as a kid. I will always remember how kind Aunt Martha was to me, she always welcomed me and made extra time to sit down and chat. Best of all, she never told my mom when Diane and I got into trouble. I will miss her.

    To my special cousin Diane, I am so sorry for you loss, I know you will miss her more than words could ever express. Sending you hugs!

  6. Larry & Deb Belden says:

    So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. Thinking of you ar this difficult time.

  7. Jean Guernsey Clayton says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My heart is sad that the world has lost such a kind and loving human being.I will miss you aunt Martha and your great big hug when I’d see you!

    Love you all,


  8. Dan and Sherlene Belden says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We have so many wonderful memories of Martha. She was such a kind, gentle, amazing hostess and loving person. The summers we spent at the lake are very special and we so appreciated Martha and Bill’s hospitality.

  9. Ginger Helton says:

    I just want to thank Martha and Bill for letting me work for them and become a part of their family. I will miss Martha, she was a wonderful lady. I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  10. Cindy Pachner says:

    Thank You to everyone who had us in their thoughts and prayers with Mom,s passing.We will miss her so much but she isn,t in pain anymore or struggling to breathe,having people like all of you for support really helped so thank you all again.

  11. gary burd says:

    My deepest condolences go out to Bill and the entire family and friends of a wonderfully sweet lady. I rarely remember her with anything but a smile on her face. Very soft spoken, nurturing, and giving. Rest in peace Martha.

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