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Kent P. Fullmer

Kent P. Fullmer

Due to the concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty of when the State shut down was to begin, a private committal service was held today, Friday, March 20, 2020, at Valhalla Gardens Mausoleum.  A formal memorial service in Kent’s honor will be held at later date. Please watch for updates.

Kent Paul Fullmer, 85, of New Athens, IL; born on August 23, 1934 in New Athens, IL; passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Fullmer was a retired repair plumber. He was a lifelong member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a charter member of the St. Louis Brown’s Fan Club. He was a 66 year member of the Plumber’s and Pipefitter’s Local 101, the New Athens Lions Club and the New Athens Historical Society. Kent also served his community as a New Athens Township Trustee. Kent also enjoyed playing softball, bowling and watching all sports, but mostly loved watching his grandchildren play sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Paul and Aurelia, nee Dressler, Fullmer. His wife – Betty, nee Weber, Fullmer whom he married on May 15, 1955 at St. John United Church of Christ and passed away on August 7, 2019.

He is survived by his children – Brenda (Kraig) Tomiser of Waterloo, IL; Curt (Laura) Fullmer of Millstadt, IL. His grandchildren – Daryl (Katie) Fullmer; Nicole (Kyle) Luechtefeld; Brett (Kelley) Fullmer. His great-grandchildren – Chase Luechtefeld; Reese Luechtefeld; Bennett Fullmer; Harper Fullmer.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation and memorial services times are pending.

Entombment: Entombment was held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Bob Matzenbacher says:

    My condolences to Curt and Brenda and their families. Your dad was well loved in this town. I hope you find peace in that thought.

  2. Jeanne Jansen says:

    Brenda, Curt and family sorry for the loss of your Dad. He and your Mom were such wonderful people. Will always cherish growing up in my home away from home with my OTHER neighborhood families. My sympathy to you all.

  3. Ed Wheatley says:

    I want to express my sadness at the loss of Kent. I hope his family knows what he meant to St. Louis Browns Fan Club. There were very few as dedicated as he to the memory and legacy of the Fan Club. He will be sorely missed. He was always there with his St. Louis Browns flag – it was a symbol hanging on the wall at all of our luncheons. On behalf of the Fan Club, I offer my deepest sympathies. Ed Wheatley, President-St. louis Browns Historical Society & Fan Club.

  4. Condolences to all of Kent’s family. He was such a nice guy and a good friend to my uncles. R.I.P. Kent

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