Ron was born in Unity, Wisconsin, son of the late Mildred (Engledow) and Marion Fuller. He grew up in New London, Wisconsin, attended the University of Wisconsin and served in the U.S Army in Frankfort, Germany when the Berlin Wall was under construction. Ron moved to Chicago after his discharge from the army in 1961 and began a long career at IBM in Chicago, Illinois (where he met his wife), then the family moved with IBM to Houston, Texas; South San Francisco, California; back to Chicago, then Greencastle, Indiana and he retired from IBM and affiliates in 2004. Ron was happiest when he was interacting with his beloved grandchildren, Alexis, Domenic, Jake, Antonio and Owen, watching and cheering their athletic accomplishments in a variety of sports which he insisted was due to his superior athletic genes. He was also happy to party with the grandkids, the Fuller cousins, Molly and Eric and his wife’s family and the cousins at the Lakes of the Four Seasons in Crown Point, Indiana. Ron’s favorite activities were golfing, fishing, watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and basically any and all sports on television. He had a unique sense of humor and practiced his quick wit, teasing and badgering skills while hanging out with his wonderful neighbors in Country Square, his friends at the Mechanicsburg Men’s Club and his best friend Roy who could easily banter back and forth with him.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marlene (Becker) Fuller; one son, Ronald William Fuller, wife Barbara and grandchildren, Alexis, Jake and Owen of Washougal, Washington; one daughter, Marina, her husband, David Giordano and grandsons, Domenic and Antonio of Southborough, Massachusetts. Also surviving are his stepbrother William Altenberger, wife Gloria of Arlington Heights, Illinois and his sisters Patricia, husband Don Haefs of New London, Wisconsin and Julie, husband Ken Hilgart of Park Falls Wisconsin.
Ron insisted that he be cremated and that instead of a funeral service that there be a “celebration of life” party for the family to convene in the summer at the Lakes of the Four Seasons. Details will be shared with the family at a later date. The family expect that friends and family can shed tears because Ron has left us or smile because he lived and enjoyed a satisfying life and loved his wife, children and grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110.