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 www.heilschuessler.com
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.