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Theodora "Teddy" Christy Fujan

May 13, 1938 March 21, 2018
Theodora "Teddy" Christy Fujan
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Theodora “Teddy” Christy Niemi was born the daughter of Walter & Ruby Niemi in Cloquet, MN on May 13, 1938. Teddy was the second of seven children. Teddy graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, MN in 1956. She then studied at the Univ of Minnesota & was employed first at General Mills & later at Munsingwear.
In 1958 Teddy married the love of her life, Eugene “Gene” Fujan. They lived on the campus of St. Thomas until Gene graduated & then moved to Walnut Grove, MN where Gene farmed on the Banks of Plum Creek & Teddy was a homemaker. During their farming years, Teddy gave birth to three sons: David, Mark & Bruce.
Gene began a new career in 1963 as a State Farm Agent in Worthington, MN. Teddy treasured her family & loved being a homemaker while assisting as a secretary-office manager for Gene early on. In 1965, Teddy gave birth to her only daughter, Susette. Teddy was the queen of entertaining others from bridge club to hosting holidays. She most enjoyed time spent with family whether it was traveling, sports, games or watching TV together.
In the early 1980’s, Teddy founded the Travel Port Travel Agency in Worthington, MN. She loved visiting new places and helping people plan their perfect vacation.
After their four children left for college, Teddy pursued her higher education at Worthington Comm College, Augustana Univ in Sioux Falls & the Univ of Iowa. After years of archaeological excavations at Lake Itasca area with the Dept of Natural Resources, Corp of Engineers & Univ of Minnesota to Meso America, Teddy received her Certification of Archaeology in Iowa, MN and South Dakota.
Teddy and Gene had planned two retirement homes: The “Love Nest” in Las Vegas, NV for winter months & their paradise in Spearfish Canyon, SD called “Mimihaha”. They had many happy years together as empty-nesters, but Gene then passed away in 2005 after 47 years of marriage.
Teddy always enjoyed her loved ones visiting & doing interesting new things. She had immense knowledge on a variety of subjects, rarely forgot a detail & enlightened those who cared to listen. Teddy saw the positive in situations, loved life and embraced it. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed life to the fullest no matter what she did.
Theodora Christy Fujan met the face of God on March 21, 2018. She left behind four wonderful children: David Fujan of Tamarac, FL, Mark Fujan & wife Sonya of Fairmont, MN, Bruce Fujan & wife Robbi of Rochester, MN and Susette Fujan of Sioux Falls, SD. She is also survived by 12 fabulous grandchildren: Jessica, Andrea, Melissa, Joseph, Brianna, Caitlin, Reed, Daniel, Samuel, Nicholas, Theodore & Charles.
Teddy reminds us that life is to enjoy, treasure & make the most of every moment! She was a truly beautiful, special & unique woman who loved life & touched many hearts. She will be greatly missed!
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Burial will be in the North Hero Township Cemetery, rural Walnut Grove, MN.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

27

Mar

5:00 PM 3/27/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Prayer service at 7:00pm

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

28

Mar

9:30 AM 3/28/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/28/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

28

Mar

10:30 AM 3/28/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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