In Memory of

Melba Fuller

January 7, 1923 - September 24, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Melba Fuller

Melba Fuller

Born: January 7, 1923
Died: September 24, 2020
Age: 97

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   Melba (Pauling) Fuller, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Gaudian) Pauling, was born January 7, 1923 near Primghar, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent near Germantown, where she received her early education through the 6th grade at St. John Lutheran Church School.  Melba was baptized on January 28, 1923 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Germantown and confirmed on August 30, 1936 at Bethany Evangelical Church in Sutherland, IA She later moved to a farm near Sutherland, where she continued her education.  She moved to Harris, IA in 1942.

     Melba married William F. Fuller on July 6, 1947 at Harris, IA.  After their marriage, they farmed in the Spirit Lake area for eight years and then moved to Spencer in 1955. Over the years, she worked as a Nursing Assistant at Delaney Nursing Home.  She also did home health care and cleaned homes.  Melba was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, where she was a guild member.  She enjoyed quilting, embroidering, and volunteering at St. Luke Lutheran Home, sewing names onto residents clothing.

     She passed away at Cobble Creek Nursing Facility in Spencer, IA on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the age of 97.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William in 1995; one son, Larry and a brother, Melvin Pauling.

     Left to cherish her memory are two daughters: Sherlyn (Tom) Benham of Sanger CA and Collette (Steve) Doman of Lake Oswega, OR; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Diane Fuller of Spencer; other relatives and friends.

Graveside Services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Family requests that you wear a mask if you attend the service.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5:45 PM
“Lived across the street for a short time but Melba was a very sweet & kind person. Sympathy prayers for Melba's famly at this difficult time.”
- Pat Larsen
Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:57 AM
“Collette, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It's been a long time since we were kids living across from Fairview Elementary. All the best to you and yours in this trying time.”
- Gene Hall
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Melba was a wonderful neighbor when she in her home. We blew snow for her in the winter and the smile on her face was payment enough. She was one in a million that's for sure.”
- Bob and Lois Becker
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“So sorry to hear of Melbas passing. I got to know Melba when I worked at Cobble Creek what a kind and loving and caring woman. Sympathy to the entire family and lots of prayers ”
- Darla Larson
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“What fond memories I have of Melba and the Fuller kids. What a wonderful kind woman. Connee Kabrick-Woods”
- Connee Woods
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:55 PM
“The world has lost one of the kindest, loving persons I have ever met. There will b a hole in my heart forever. Rest in peace, Melba. ”
- Deb Woodcock
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