Dan C. Fuller, age 94, passed peacefully to be with his Lord on July 4, 2020 at the VA Home in Cameron, Missouri. Dan C. Fuller was born February 8, 1926 in Oxford, Indiana to his parents Ivan W. Fuller and Norma F. Foppe. He grew up on the family farm where he developed his lifelong love of farming and John Deere tractors.
At the age of 18, immediately following his high school graduation, he entered the military serving in World War II. He was proud of his service in the Army as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne in the European Theatre.
Dan married Paula Carson in 1948. She preceded him in death in 1958. During this time Dan returned to college at Purdue University and earned his Engineering Degree with top honors. He was a member of the scholastic fraternity, Tau Beta Pi. Dan married Iris Gulley in 1961. They were married 48 years when Iris died in 2010.
Dan enjoyed his career as an engineer working first for Cummins Engine Company and later at Dart Truck Company. He was able to take early retirement in 1983 and enjoyed dabbling with his sons in other business ventures including Liberty Tire, real estate, woodworking, furniture refinishing and building his log home.
Dan devoted much of his spare time in retirement to his church, Tryst Falls Baptist, doing yard work, maintenance and any task asked of him. He loved his church and church family. He will be remembered for his warmth and smile as he greeted people on Sunday morning.
Dan was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and was a past Grand Master.
Dan is survived by his five children, Don (Sandi) Fuller, Jayne Cornish, David Fuller, Doug Fuller and Jeff Fuller. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Dan has requested a simple graveside service and requests no flowers. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Masonic Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, Missouri. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be given to children’s charities of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.