Leland D. Fulton, 89, of Marissa, IL, passed away at his home in Marissa on Thursday April 7, 2022.
Lee was born November 17, 1932, in Sparta, IL to the late Dean and Elizabeth (Patton) Fulton. He grew up in Tilden, IL and graduated from Marissa High School in 1951. He married Theo Mae “Sue” Laumbattus on July 17, 1953. She preceded him in death on September 10, 2021.
Lee was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in France from 1953-1955. He worked as an auto mechanic for McKinley Chevrolet in Belleville, IL for 25 years before starting his own auto repair shop in Marissa in 1977. He retired in 1997.
Lee greatly enjoyed spending time with his many friends over the years in the Marissa/Tilden area. He especially enjoyed visiting with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Lee is also preceded in death by his brother – Paul Fulton, brothers and sisters-in-law – Minnie Ann “Sally” (Charles) Fitch, Ralph (Madeline) Laumbattus, Harley (Bernie) Laumbattus, Fred (Betty) Laumbattus, James Laumbattus, Emmett Laumbattus and Robert Fritz.
Survivors include son – Roger (Debby) Fulton of Highland, IL, daughter – Lee Ann (John) Cheung of Aledo, TX, grandchildren – Ryan (Kim) Fulton of Highland, IL, Drew (Kim) Fulton of Edwardsville, IL and Kelly Fulton of Highland, IL, Daniel Cheung of Eugene, OR and Caroline Cheung of Aledo, TX, great-grandchildren – Emmett, Nolan, and Stella Fulton of Highland, IL and Miles Fulton of Edwardsville, IL. He is also survived by his sister – Darlene Fulton Fritz of Lombard, IL, two sisters-in-law – Winona “Billie” Laumbattus of Marissa, IL and Martha Laumbattus of New Athens, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Marissa, IL or the Hill Prairie Cemetery Association.
No visitation times are scheduled.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 12, 2022, at Hill Prairie Cemetery, Sparta, IL behind the World Shooting Complex with Rev. Don Wagner officiating.
Directions: From Rt. 4, take Co. Rd 18 towards The World Shooting Complex. Go 1/2 mile and turn LEFT into the Complex entrance gates onto Cardinal Rd. Go approximately 1.6 miles and turn LEFT onto Hill Prairie Rd. just past this sign reading: “Banks 8-9 / Massasauga Campground A”.
From there go .3 miles to the cemetery on the left.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.