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Funeral services for Virgil Fults, of Morris, Minnesota, will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Father Todd Schneider will celebrate the Mass. A visitation will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris with a prayer service and rosary at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at St. Theresia’s Cemetery in Donnelly.
Virgil August Fults was born on April 2, 1937, in Sanborn, Minnesota, to Lewis and Dora (Goerish) Fults. As an infant, Virgil was baptized in his Catholic Faith. At the age of three, he moved with his family to a farm outside of Donnelly, Minnesota. Virgil attended country school through the 8th grade and then went on to the West Central Ag School in Morris. Following his graduation, he continued to farm and raise dairy cows with his dad and brother in Donnelly. While in his mid-20’s, a local gal, Theresa Kellen, caught his eye. The two began dating and were married on October 12, 1963, at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. They made their home on a farm, just outside of Donnelly and started their family. In addition to growing crops, they raised 30,000 chickens, selling the eggs commercially and locally for many years. While farming, Virgil also worked evenings cooking at the Country Kitchen in Morris. Beginning in 1974, Virgil and Theresa operated roller-skating rinks in both Donnelly and Wheaton for several years. In the early 90’s, they were ready for a change and began renting out their farmland. Virgil began working as a welder at Superior Industries in Morris, where over the next 14 years, he made many friends and worked a job he loved until his retirement in 2007. Virgil and Theresa built a new home outside of Morris where they lived for many years after leaving the farm. A few years ago, they moved into Morris where they continued to live until Vigil’s death.
Virgil was an active member at St. Theresia’s Catholic Church in Donnelly and then Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. He was a Stevens County Fair Board Member and for years, drove and delivered cars for Heartland Motors. In his younger years, he was a Little League Baseball coach, and enjoyed camping and being on the lake in the pontoon with his family. After his retirement, Virgil enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, putting puzzles together and spending hours outdoors – driving around, mowing lawns, raking leaves, or blowing snow. He and Theresa also looked forward to their morning coffee with the Coffee Club at DeToy’s. Virgil’s biggest passion was cars, he could tell you anything you wanted to know about any make and model. He collected model cars, owned every issue of Motor Trend Magazine, and entered his 1965 Marlin into several car shows. Virgil also enjoyed spending time with and supporting his grandchildren in their various activities and achievements.
Virgil lived a full and blessed life, full of love and laughter. He was fortunate to marry the love of his life, raise beautiful and hardworking children, and experience the joy of becoming a grandpa. Faith and family were of utmost importance, and he made sure to teach his family about faith, wisdom, kindness, love, and laughter.
Virgil died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota; he was 85 years old.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Theresa of Morris; children: Randy (Joan) Fults of Donnelly, Jodi (David) Schmidt of Morris, Shelley (John) Lowe of Rockford, Tammy Baier of Cyrus, Kelly (Randy) Frank of Alberta; grandchildren: Travis Fults, Parker Asche, Matthew Frischmon, Ryan Lowe, Doltan Baier, Jordann (Dylan Gillespie) Baier, Jazzney Frank, Tal Frank and Nash Frank; and one brother, Darryl (Joann) Fults of The Villages, Florida. He is preceded in death by his son, Robert Joseph; parents: Lewis and Dora; and siblings: Yvonne and Steve.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
7:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, March 9, 2023
10:30 - 11:30am (Central time)
Assumption Catholic Church
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