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March 22, 1953 – Monday, June 25, 2013

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN
Monday, July 1, 2013
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake, MN
Sunday, June 30, 2013
beginning at 2:00 P.M.

Gary Wayne Fuller entered into eternal life on June 25, 2013.

He was born on March 22, 1953 in Red Lake, Minnesota the son of Thomas & Delphine “Duffy” Fuller.

Gary grew up in Red Lake attending St. Mary’s Mission School and graduating from St. John’s Preparatory School. After graduation, Gary moved to Chicago and later to San Francisco and the Twin Cities.

He held various jobs and for the last nineteen years worked at The Red lake Library & Archives.

Gary took an active role in voter engagement and politics. He served as Co-Chair for The Red Lake Political Education Committee for many years.

He was a member of the Beltrami DFL Committee and recently served as a Minnesota Delegate to the National Democrat Convention.

Gary was proud of his Red Lake heritage.

Gary’s sense of humor and quick wit drew many friends. He was cherished by many. Some of his favorite pastimes include going to casinos, playing bingo, attending concerts especially Prince and going to PowWows.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Delphine Fuller, a sister: Joyce Fuller Wesley, a brother: Vernon, an uncle: Steve Fuller, aunts: Mildred Chicakaway, Pauline Fineday, a niece: Arlene Murphree and by a cousin: Leroy Strong.

Survived by nieces: Janet Wesley, Diane Whalen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carol Scully of Powder Springs, Georgia, cousins: Barbara Cloud of Red Lake, Minnesota; special friend: Ron Good; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Gary Fuller will be held on Monday, July 1st at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake. Father Jerry Rogers will be the Celebrant.

All night wake will be held on Sunday, June 30th beginning at 2:00 P.M. at the Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Kathryn Beaulieu, Donna Whitefeather, Judy Roy, Michelle Paquin, Celeste Beaulieu, Tharen Stillday, Thelma May and all of his co-workers.

Casket Bearers will be Floyd Jourdain, Tim Sumner, Michael Meuers, Lester Strong, David Rusk and Tom Cloud.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Joe Gould

    Thanks for your work with the Beltrami DFL, Gary. You will be missed.

  2. Steven Nelson

    Gary was a great man. He was loved by everyone that had the pleasure to meet him. He will be missed.

  3. John Norton

    As a classmate of Gary’s at Saint John’s Prep, I want to offer condolences. He was a good guy and a bright spirit.

  4. carol quackenbush olausen

    Gary was a dear friend to me. He will be remembered fondly. He was one of a kind.

  5. Allura May

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May your memories be cherished.

  6. Rita Igel Moore

    From our days at St. John’s Prep and St. Ben’s High School. I remember Gary’s big smile and kind ways. Rest in Peace, Gary.

  7. Sally Fineday

    My sincere condolences for the family. Gary will be missed. He was such a fun and easy going member of the Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota Board of Directors. From all of us – blessings and good will to Gary’s family.

  8. Donna Whitefeather

    My baby went home to be with his family, no more pain, no more sorrow. I’m going to miss my friend.

  9. Patrick Lochwood

    Blessed be the life, the journey and the man that was Gary Fuller. He will be remembered for his loving nature, his beautiful spirit and his community pride.


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