Evelyn Rose Fuller

June 23, 1933December 11, 2020

Evelyn Rose Fuller died December 11, 2020 at the Israel Family Hospice House, Ames, Iowa at age 87. According to her wishes, her body will be cremated and there will be no formal memorial service at this time. A celebration of life will be planned for later next year.

Evelyn Rose (Steinford) Fuller was born June 23, 1933 to Agnes (Bossler) Steinford and Clarence Steinford in Benton County, Iowa. She attended a one room school for the first seven grades, graduated from Van Horne High School in 1951, and graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition in 1955. She was an intern in dietetics with the rank of Ensign in the Public Health Service, Staten Island, New York, 1955-1956. She returned to Iowa in 1956 as the Dietitian at the Boone County Hospital. She married Wayne Fuller in December 1956 and resigned from her position at the Boone Hospital in 1958 with the approaching birth of her first son. She was an active volunteer in her children’s activities, serving in a number of capacities within their schools, the Cub Scouts, and club swimming. She retained her interest in diet, food, and health throughout her life. She completed the coursework for an M.S. in Nutrition and worked on a preschool nutrition research project at Iowa State University in the 1970’s. She enjoyed all forms of art and supported the local art organizations. She enjoyed travel and visited the great art museums of the world. She was hostess in her home to students and visitors from around the world. Her activities in later life were restricted due to ongoing health issues, including a congenital back condition. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Doug Fuller, sister Sharon Jurgens and sister Marilyn Wilson. She is survived by her husband Wayne Fuller, son Bret Fuller, granddaughter Morgan Fuller Kolsrud and her husband Brede Kolsrud, granddaughter Kelly Fuller and her husband Mitch Meyer, sister Shirley Moody and her husband Don Moody, sister Kathryn Miller, and brothers-in-law Lester Jurgens and John Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be made to the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University or to the Food Bank of America.


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Herman Quirmbach

December 20, 2020


So sorry for your loss. Our best to you and your family.

Herman Quirmbach & Leigh Tesfatsion

Tony An

December 16, 2020

I have known Evelyn since I was Wayne’s student back in Ames many years ago. After I graduated, every year I was looking forward to reading her concise and humorous holiday letters. I shared so much laughter with her at numerous international conferences and the annual joint statistical meetings. Her uplifting and optimistic attitude toward life and her love for art were always on full display every time when I saw her. She was a courageous fighter when dealing with her health during the last few years and she has been an inspirational teacher for me to be strong and resilient. I will forever cherish her comment about my baked bread as “a piece of art.” I wish I could get her some freshly baked bread now. She will be greatly missed.

David & Hanna Gradwohl

December 16, 2020

Our condolences to all the Fuller family in your profound loss. We enjoyed getting to know Evelyn at the Green Hills Retirement Community. You are in our hearts and thoughts.

Christopher Gehrig

December 15, 2020

I met this women through Doug Fuller and Bret Fuller. Enjoyed some Thanksgiving dinners at the fuller resident in Ames and and grateful for the time I had with them. Evelyn was a kind and caring person with a big heart!

My condolences to the entire Fuller family at this time. Thoughts and prayers.


Christopher Gehrig