In loving memory of

Jessica "Jake" Fuller
May 5, 1978 - August 25, 2021

Jessica Jean Fuller (known to many as Jake) 43, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Like always, she was stubborn as a mule and joining the angels was no different after battling a disease that could not be diagnosed. She was a fighter, the strongest woman most people know, and an inspiration to many after beating Non-Hodgkins Double Hit Lymphoma, thriving in remission for three blessed years.
Jake was born May 5, 1978, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Ronald Westphal, Sr. and Rhonda (Lange) Westphal. She graduated from Lewiston-Altura High School in 1996. Jake served in the Army National Guard from 1995-2001 as a Personal Record Specialist. Jake worked as a nursing assistant at nursing homes before beginning her 20-year Olmsted Medical Center career in Rochester, most recently as Business Analyst. On October 26, 2002, she married the love of her life, Keenan Fuller. She was a member of the Lewiston Cancer Support Group and the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Jake loved being outdoors, especially gardening and riding motorcycle. A day of wind therapy with Keenan was a great escape for her. Jake was always up for a trip and traveling, having went to Jamaica, Niagara Falls, and many states. She enjoyed working with Keenan on making woodworking signs, photographing flowers and sunrise/sets, and enjoying her time at their log cabin home. She enjoyed canning and baking, but of utmost importance to her, was her family. She truly loved being a mom to her three children - Tristin, Mikaylee and Hunter. There will continue to be a family joke about her forth child, Layla, their chocolate lab. Being a Cinco de Mayo baby, Jake loved her Chipotle veggie bowls with the works.
While Jake endured neurological decline and doctors helplessly found normal tests results, with no textbook to read on her condition, she continued to reassure all, "Everything is going to be okay." The hardest thing in her life she had to do, was allow herself to stop fighting to be here with us. Jake's last days were flooded with those who love her.
Jake is survived by her loving husband, Keenan; children, Tristin (Halle) Brand, Mikaylee Fuller and Hunter Fuller; parents, Ronald and Rhonda Westphal; brother, Ronald Westphal, Jr.; sister, Michelle (Korey) Holtan; brother-in-law, Kyle (Tricia) Fuller; nieces and nephews, Kamrynn Westphal, Kendra & Gavin Holtan, Vance, Mya & Grady Fuller; mother-in-law, Luana (Tom) Koenig; father-in-law, Wynn (Diane) Fuller and grandmothers, Anna Blaskowski and Cindy Fuller.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Misty Westphal and grandparents, Orville Lange, Marilee Westphal, Gene Fuller and Larry Edwards.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - St. Charles, led by Funeral Celebrant Jodi Heim. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday all at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Lewiston Public Cemetery. To view the livestream of the service, please use this link:
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Carol Gohman wrote on Aug 31, 2021:

"Thank you for sharing the Caring Tribute to Jessica memory. God Be with you all. "

Angela Christie wrote on Aug 30, 2021:

"Keenan and Family, Ron Sr. and Rhonda & Ron Jr. , My heart is heavy with the passing of such an amazing lady and friend. Jake\'s spunk and fun loving personality will be missed by so many. She was always looking at the positive side of things and never wanted anyone to worry about her. She was willing to fight no matter what and always put her family first. As we went thru our cancer treatments together, she taught me how to advocate for myself and wake up everyday thankful for everything. She is now free of all that pain. Jake will always be my cancer warrior friend, and I will never forget that? Until we meet again, fly high beautiful. Love, Angela Christie"

Tina Trihey Porter wrote on Aug 30, 2021:

"Michelle and Family- We are praying for you all , lifting you up to our Lord and asking for your hearts to be filled with love and your souls to feel His peace at this heartbreaking time. Lovingly- Dwight and Tina Trihey Porter "

Mary Anne McMillan Urell wrote on Aug 29, 2021:

"Jake-Thinking of when I came by your home to get your enlistment information. As I got to know you and you shared your family and life happenings with me, I came to see how your parents love for each other and you kids formed the person you grew into. Loving mom, loving wife, great daughter, sister, and friend. I didn?t see you every month at drill like I did a lot of my enlistments being you drilled in the cities, but those times you split in Winona and helped out there, were great. I am so blessed to have been able to keep in touch with you as you did life-You loved big and were loved by all who knew you. To your entire family-praying for God to hold you all especially close and comfort you in your loss. "

Chris Brownell wrote on Aug 29, 2021:

"I was saddened to hear of Jake?s passing. Her?s was a life well lived. My heart goes out to Keenan, Rhonda, Ron, and the rest of the family."

Mic Tesch wrote on Aug 28, 2021:

"Jake loved her family soooo much. So proud of her children?. Loved her wind therapy with the love of her life. Jake gave love and is loved deeply. Tight hugs to the family and friends left behind?."

Dawn wrote on Aug 28, 2021:

"You will truly be missed. You were such an inspiration to family, friends, and strangers. You are such a loving, kind person and I wished you become a daughter in law but just didn?t happen you just remained a very good friend to my sons. I am missing you so much. Please look up my mom Ellie ( Eleanor) and grandson Ethan in heaven. Love you Jake."

Shyanne Westphal wrote on Aug 28, 2021:

"R.i.p cousin Jake your strong fighting inspirating spirit will definitely be missed by many ?"

Jen Mueller wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"Keenan and family you have my deepest condolences. "

Carol Gohman wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"Jake was an amazing woman. Nice to Everyone. Fly High Beautiful Angel ???? Prayers for you all ???"

Marlow and Deb Mielke wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"Marlow and I extend our deepest sympathy to Jessica\'s entire family. She was heroic and a true angel here on earth!"

Liz remmey wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"I\'m so sorry for your loss. Jake was a wonderful person. God bless you all"

Karen & Kendall Wiskow wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"To the family of Jake, so sorry for your loss. Unbelievably sad for someone so young. Thoughts & prayers to you all during this most difficult time."

Jackie Jensen wrote on Aug 27, 2021:

"Praying for you all! I can\'t express how sorry I am for your loss. Jake was one of the best we will ever know! She will be missed and never forgotten!! Hugs and prayers to you all. May you rest in peace Jake."

Mandy (Thesing) Thompson wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"My heart aches for the loss of your mother, daughter, sister, friend. A beautiful soul gone from this earth too soon. I pray for strength and healing for you all. Jake was an amazing woman who loved with all she had. Thinking of you all."

Jen-sisters with voices 4 ever wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"When Great Trees Fall?? When great trees fall,? rocks on distant hills shudder,? lions hunker down? in tall grasses,? and even elephants? lumber after safety.?? When great trees fall? in forests,? small things recoil into silence,? their senses? eroded beyond fear.?? When great souls die,? the air around us becomes? light, rare, sterile.? We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly,? see with? a hurtful clarity.? Our memory, suddenly sharpened,? examines,? gnaws on kind words? unsaid,? promised walks? never taken.? Great souls die and? our reality, bound to? them, takes leave of us.? Our souls,? dependent upon their? nurture,? now shrink, wizened.? Our minds, formed? and informed by their? radiance,?fall away.? We are not so much maddened? as reduced to the unutterable ignorance?of dark, cold? caves.?? And when great souls die,? after a period peace blooms,? slowly and always? irregularly. Spaces fill? with a kind of? soothing electric vibration.? Our senses, restored, never? to be the same, whisper to us.? They existed. They existed.? We can be. Be and be? better. For they existed. ? Maya Angelou"

Shannon Luehmann wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"Prayers to you all! Jake reached out to me when I was going through chemo for breast cancer. Her words of encouragement and love will forever be in my heart ?. Fly hight beautiful, you will be the perfect angel ? "

Erica Matzke wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"My thoughts and prayers are with Keenan and your family. Jake will be truly missed. "

Stephanie wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"She will forever be an example of true courage. She endured as long as possible for the love of her family. "

Julie EDUPUTA wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"Love you will always be loved and remembered and always have a special place in my heart ?.... love ya. Bubbles"

heidi sisson wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"Jake, without knowing you I would not have the life I have now ... pivotal moment, high school study hall when you told me you were going to boot camp. the rest is history, and a very good one at that! literally, would not be where I am today if not for you! thank you for always being a good friend and for staying in touch all these years. gonna miss ya!! rest in peace ~ until we meet again. ~ Heidi "

Paula Lange-Stevens wrote on Aug 26, 2021:

"Rest in Peace sweet Jake. You are loved by many & will definitely leave a lasting memory. To her family, my heart aches for you all. I pray God wraps you in comfort for the days, weeks, months & years ahead. Love you!"