Earl 'Butchie' Fullmer

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Earl G. “Butchie” Fullmer, 64, of rural Lansing, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021. 

He was born Feb. 28, 1957, in California, the son of Earl and Charlene (Manwill) Fullmer. He served in the U.S. Navy. Earl married Diana Steiber on June 18, 1994, at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, Iowa. He was a longtime care worker for Lori Knapp Inc. Butchie was a renowned string musician, playing in area taverns, nursing homes, county fairs, also for weddings and funerals. He served as a hunter’s education instructor, a Boy Scout leader and belonged to the Prairie du Chien Masonic Lodge. 

Butchie is survived by his wife, Diana; children, Daneela “Dani” McKee, Christopher Gander, Grant (Trista) Fullmer; someone like his own daughter Shawna Lease and Ellie; sisters, Tracy Fullmer and Cynthia Hillson; along with his grandson, Mason McKee.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Rodney Steiber; and his son-in-law, Richard McKee. 

A memorial service will be Thursday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien. Military honors will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.  

To leave online condolences, visit garrityfuneralhome.com.

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