Magdalena M. Hofmann Fuller

December 13, 1926February 13, 2017
Play Tribute Movie

Mrs. Magdalena “Marlene” Fuller (Hofmann) died peacefully on February 13, 2017 in Leawood, Kansas at the age of 90. Marlene Fuller is survived by her daughter, Annelie Rosenblum (husband, Jan Rosenblum) of Overland Park, Kansas; her granddaughter, Danielle Wilson (husband, Justin Wilson) of Denver, Colorado; her grandson, Michael Rosenblum of Olathe, Kansas; great-granddaughter, Arbor Wilson of Denver, Colorado; her sister, Rita Zahner of Germany; and her brother, Adolf Hofmann of Germany.

Marlene Fuller is preceded in death by her husband, Percy A. Fuller of Olathe, Kansas. Marlene Fuller was born on December 13, 1926 in Prolsdorf, Germany (House 32) to Andreas and Maria Hofmann. Marlene married Percy A. Fuller, an American Soldier, she fell in love with during WWII in Germany. They were married in 1956.

Marlene was an accomplished gardener and culinary expert and won several awards for her roses and flower arrangements. She was a generous and dedicated individual who loved gardening, dancing, and socializing and who was passionate about beautification and experiencing the cultures of the world through travel. She was an active and dedicated member of the German American Club of Kansas City, the Kansas City Rose Society, the Olathe Civic Garden Club, and St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The family would like to thank Ascend Hospice, Healthcare Resort of Leawood, Menorah Medical Center, and Shawnee Mission Medical Center for their efforts/care/dedication.

Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Fr. Michael Hermes will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 20th at St. Paul Catholic Church 900 S. Honeysuckle Drive Olathe, Kansas. A visitation is scheduled for Sunday, February 19th at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street, Olathe, Kansas. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marlene Fuller’s life.

Flowers are appreciated, as well as donations to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Condolences can be sent to

Condolences may be offered at

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Olathe, KS.


  • Rosary Prayer Service Sunday, February 19, 2017
  • Visitation Sunday, February 19, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 20, 2017

Magdalena M. Hofmann Fuller

have a memory or condolence to add?


February 20, 2017

Mit groen Bedauern haben wir letzte Woche von Lenis Tod erfahren.
Unsere Gedanken sind in diesen schweren Stunden bei euch. Gerne denke wir an unser letztes gemeinsames Kaffetrinken vor einem knappen Jahr in Deutschland zurück.
Wir werden Leni als lebhafte, fröhliche und auch als starke Frau in Erinnerung behalten.

Ruhe in Frieden

Thomas & Melanie mit Sebastian.

Tim Fuller

February 17, 2017

Marlene has impacted me and my family through her high energy and profound generosity. She hosted a baby shower for our first born son, invited us over for supper on several occasions, and even provided a modest party for us school Prom goers back in 71.
As I'm sure it also is with a lot of folks, the flood of fond memories of our loss causes our heart to become sensitized to think of eternal things. For me, those thoughts gave way to this one line "imparted message" that touched me very deeply. I quote it: " For most assuredly the King of Kings visited her and conversed with her before leaving with her ". Awesome God. Awesome life.
I simply will not forget you. Tim and Amelia Fuller.

Rolf Marschalek

February 17, 2017

We will always remember Leni....we will miss her a lot. We are also glad that she is not suffering anymore. We wish her family all the best and strength in this sad moment....She was always so happy and proud about her family.
Christel, Lisa, Sebastian and Rolf Marschalek

Jörg Hofmann

February 16, 2017

I lost my aunt , my dear Tante Leni !
I am one of the Hofmanns from overseas, Franconia and that she is gone now forever gives me and all of us such a hard time.
We all feel so sad overhere. Daniell already found so nice words for Leni . a wunderbare Frau. Percy really was lucky having found her. Of course he truely deserved her. Two wonderful persons. Now they are side by side again and we all know, that we will follow. This might give us a little comfort .
Just imagine there were 12 sisters ! Here you see, that LOVE was inherited in that family. And Percy was all the same . So two LOVE genes just got together and this then gave such a strong combination, even stronger than post war blabla and oceans and homesickness. I assume that Leni as a youngster already was taff but I think, she then could lean on an even taffer guy and that again made her even stronger.. I loved my Master Sergeant and I was proud off him. Just imagine, when he had to face Lenis brothers for the first time. But they seemed to fall in LOVE with him fast. And I am convinced, that these two Leni and Percy recombined their LOVE genes into Annelie. This smart Superwoman !! These LOVE genes not only make strong but moreover really very pretty women as well. Just look at Daniell.
When I look at this nice collection of pictures, I can feel the warmth in these families which is just a big one, with me beeing very proud to be part of it.
I believe that Leni would say be strong in these days ! Howevert she would as well allow us to cry for here a little or more, as her going hearts so much..
She always will be in my mind as a strong and smart, clever, pretty and just wonderful person. I do always see her smile and remember my feeling of savety and piece when she was around.
And I agree as it was mentioned before:
Liebste Tante Leni, du schaust uns jetzt vom Himmel zu, denn dort gehörst du hin.
..she is looking on us

In Love Jörg

February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017


February 16, 2017

The world has lost one of the strongest and most caring people that I know, my grandma. May she be at peace and find joy in the afterlife. Love you grandma

Danny and Jane ONeal

February 15, 2017

Danielle - What a loving, compassionate tribute to wonderful woman. I know that knowing her made an impact on me - that was just who she was. The photo gallery brought back many memories of your family and when you all lived near us. May your memories live on and flourish like her beautiful gardens.

Danielle Wilson

February 15, 2017

I love you and miss you Omi.

I lost my Omi this week and my heart is sad. She was a best friend as well as a mentor on why it is so important as a woman to ensure your voice is heard and to stand up for what you believe. She lived a long life with so many experiences....from living through WW II Germany and falling in love with an American soldier whom became my grandfather, to immigrating to the US as a German post-WW II and learning a new culture and language while being discriminated against just because of where she was born....nothing stopped her it just made her stronger.
She loved to dance and garden, she loved to socialize and always expressed the importance of appearance. I still remember getting chastised for not using a purse, .....I started carrying one that day.
Omi had the most beautiful flowers and roses in her garden, had stories from experiences I could not have imagined living through and always was there for me no matter what.
Omi taught me the importance of traveling and ensured I saw the world and not to be scared to take chances. I always will believe you learn more from embracing cultures and experiencing them then you will learn from a book and never taking chances.
I love you Omi, I know you are watching down and I will make you proud.