Oct. 15, 1933 -
Dec. 14, 2012
Frederick Fuller, 79, of Nashotah, peacefully passed on Thursday, Dec.
14, 2012. With him was his family by his side, and his family and his
friends were in his thoughts. He has rejoined his wife of 29 years, Zoe
He is survived
by his children, Megan, Hank and Jim; along with his extended family,
Brian Busch, Jodi and Aimee Fulle; his stepsons, David and Richard
Truesdell; along with his grandchildren, Cori, Andrew, Jacob, Jordan,
Bella and Read; and his first wife, Edna Pfeiffer.
Jim was born
Oct. 15, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was adopted by George and Bertha
Ann Fuller. He attended St. Johnís Military Academy, Knox College in
Galesburg, Ill., and eventually went on to the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a masterís degree in English. He
began his teaching career in 1957 at Oconomowoc High School, where he
taught English at all levels. Jim was an academic who loved to teach and
learn. Jim earned additional degrees in English education and in
philosophy. When he retired, he was head of the English department. He
also spent many years during his career representing the best interest
of our teachers while actively participating in the teachers union.
Jimís legacy will be his commitment to our children and his desire to
educate and develop our young kids.
life, Jim was an active outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, bird
watching and photography. He had a special fondness for northern
Wisconsin and the Rocky Mountains. Jim and Zoe spent much of their
retired years wandering the foothills of Pikes Peak. In his younger
years, Jim was very active in the Wisconsin Ornithology Society and
actively pursued bird banding and watching. Near his passing, he had
taken up an old passion: model railroading. His collection of model
trains will be donated to a museum in Mezomanie.
held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave.,
would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Seasons Hospice
in Pewaukee for the attentive and compassionate care he received during
his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund.
Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457