HENRY — Donald Francis Fulks, 77, of Henry passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Don was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Princeton to Oliver and Ellen Fulks and resided in Senachwine Township, Putnam. He married Jean (Finfgeld) on May 22, 1964, and they celebrated 55 years together. She survives.
Don was a graduate of Henry Senachwine High School and was a grain and livestock farmer on the family centennial farm for over 50 years. He served in the Army National Guard, based in Kewanee. He was a member of the Putnam Grade School Board for over 10 years and served as president for part of his tenure. He was a board member of the Putnam Grain Company, where he also served time as president. He served as a member of the Putnam County Library Board, and the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service committee for 29 years.
Don was a member of the First Christian Church in Henry, where he served as chairman of the board, vice chairman, historian and trustee.
He enjoyed hunting, was an avid reader, and loved movies and family history. He was also a supporter of local sports and music programs, had an extensive arrowhead collection and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Also surviving are his children, Virginia (Dave) Boucher of Putnam and Joan (Jeff) Bergfeld of Henry; his sisters, Louise Johnson of Magnolia and Carol Schlosser of Henry; and his three grandchildren, Matt Boucher, Ella Bergfeld and Olivia Bergfeld.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Luella Robison.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the First Christian Church in Henry with Pastor Larry Larson officiating. Burial will follow at the Putnam Cemetery.
In recognition of their excellent service to the family, memorials may be made to the Henry Ambulance Service.
The Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home in Henry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.