James Owen Fuller

James Owen Fuller

James Owen Fuller


James Owen Fuller, 85, of Brandon passed away Sept. 16, 2022, at Virginia Gay Annex in Vinton with complications from a motor vehicle accident.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton, with the Rev. Brian Channel officiating. Interment with military rites will be held at Cedar Crest Cemetery on Carter Avenue, East of Jesup at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church.

Jim was born May 24, 1937, in Jesup Iowa to Omer and Mary (Woods) Fuller. He attended school in Jesup. He next served in the Marines for three years. He was very proud to earn his paratrooper certification. Jim had a well-rounded employment history and made many lifelong friends. He farmed, worked in maintenance at Virginia Gay Hospital, and was caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery. He had his own heavy equipment business and retired from Benton County Roads as a maintainer operator on secondary roads. After retirement Jim worked side jobs running heavy equipment.

Jim had many hobbies he enjoyed. Fishing with his son, Doug, was his favorite. He also enjoyed restoring and collecting Tonka truck and woodworking (furniture, coat racks, picture frames, etc.). He restored a 1915 Oakland and a 57 Chevy. He built and remodeled many homes to fit the needs of his family.

Jim is survived by his wife, Cleta (Orr); daughters, Roxanne (Mike Hansen) Fuller of Mt. Auburn, Iowa, and Jamie (Larry) Williams of Crescent City, Calif.;, a son, Douglas of Potosi, Wis.; grandsons, Andrew (Jennifer) Losasso of Springfield, Ill., and Jason Cantrell (Amanda Seiler) of Vinton, Iowa; and granddaughters, April (Rob) Hermsen of Cuba City, Wis., Samantha (Ryan) Sommerfeld of Byron, Minn.; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Spencer, Kaylee, Kaden and Finley. He also is survived by a brother, Tom Fuller of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and sister, Marian Elson of Independence, Iowa.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deanna Fuller of Creston, Iowa; five brothers and four sisters.

A donation in Jim’s name to the Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA 50703 would be appreciated.

Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.

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