Vera Jean Fullerton Schroeder

Vera Jean Fullerton Schroeder, 88, formally of Tecumseh, Mich., died on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Vera Jean was born in Galesburg, Ill., to parents James Alexander Fullerton and Bertha May (Hines) Fullerton on February 2, 1932. She was a 1950 graduate of Galesburg High School. She moved to Tecumseh, Michigan in 1953 to raise her five children.

Vera Jean is survived by her children,  Mark (Jean) Schroeder, of Holland, Mich.,  Debbie (Gary) Ball, of Grass Lake, Mich., David (Marge) Schroeder, of Tecumseh, Melissa Gangwer, of Columbia City, Ind., and Robin (Bob) Elliott, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She is also survived by  13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Fullerton, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Adam Lesley.

While in Tecumseh, Vera Jean held several jobs including her favorite of waiting for a bakery/coffee shop. Vera Jean was a member of the Tecumseh Friends Church. Once her children were grown, she sought a higher position and became an ordained minister, the Reverend Vera Jean Schroeder, doing ministry work throughout the country and at times, in Ireland, Nigeria and Mexico. She was active in the ministry up to a few weeks before her death.  She is also author of three children’s books.

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