Dan “Big Daddy” Fuller
April 9, 1960 – May 5, 2020
“His greatest joy in life was to have been a father and grandfather”
Danny “Dan” Fuller, 60, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. He was known affectionately to many as “Big Daddy” for his big personality.
Dan was born in Oregon, OH to parents Alice and Richard Fuller and lived as a child and young adult in the Toledo, OH area. He graduated from Macomber High School and attended the University of Toledo. He married Karin (Graff, née Byrum) in 1981 and they had four children, Heather, Ryan “Rudy”, Chad, and Stefanie. He later divorced and moved to the Monroe, MI area where he raised his sons, both of whom attended Jefferson Schools. He loved his lakefront house on Lake Erie in Newport, MI and always enjoyed watching the water and wildlife there. He worked in the mortgage business most of his life, winning several performance awards, and most recently he ran Crosscountry Mortgage in Monroe, MI.
Dan was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and longtime proud season ticket holder. He made the journey to Wisconsin to attend many home games at Lambeau Field, often with family and friends, and his love for the Packers inspired others around him to be devoted fans. He was able to fulfill a lifelong dream by taking his family to watch the Packers play and win Super Bowl XLV.
Dan also enjoyed four-wheeling and ATVs, especially with his son Chad, at his parents’ home in Polk, PA and later at his own cabin nearby, and most recently at his own cabin in Grayling, MI. He loved to travel and had visited many countries across the world including in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Australia/New Zealand. Family was very important to him, he often stated his greatest joy in life was to have been a father and in recent years this clearly extended to being a grandfather as well. He loved family trips and get-togethers and cherished family photos and memories.
Dan also enjoyed the company of a wide circle of friends, was often the life of the party, and brightened the lives of many around him. “Big Daddy” was larger than life. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him knew that he never took life for granted. He would often say that “life is too short” and he took pride in living each day to its fullest.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents Alice and Richard Fuller, and brother Richard “Dick” Fuller. He is survived by sister Karen Frasure, brothers Frank and Larry (Jane) Fuller, his four children Heather, Ryan “Rudy”, Chad (Brandy), and Stefanie Fuller, grandchildren Caidyn and Brody Fuller, many nieces and nephews, and many friends who looked to him as a brother or father themselves.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing restrictions, there will be a small private service for immediate family only. A Celebration of Life event will be held at a later date TBD for all friends and family.
Online condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.
GO PACK GO!
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