Simon Fulton, 77, of Washington, KS, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church. Father David Metz officiated. Sheila Ouellette played the organ as Cantor, Christy L'Ecuyer, sang "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagles Wings", "I Call You to My Father's House", "Celtic Song of Farewell" and "How Great Thou Art". The pallbearers were Frank Popelka, Mark Popelka, John Popelka, Robert Popelka, Michael Popelka and Don Welch. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Simon was born June 23, 1934 at Indianhead, PA, son of George and Louella (Sanders) Fulton. On May 14, 1955 he married Evelyn Turinsky at St. Peter & Paul near Morrowville. He served in the Air Force at Smoky Hill Air Force Base until moving to Indianhead, PA. In 1959, Simon and Evelyn moved to Washington, KS. Simon worked on pipelines as a welder’s helper and welder, worked at Endicott Brick, Washington City Power Plant and was maintenance man for the Washington County Hospital. He mowed at the State Lake, enjoyed hunting with bow or rifle and fishing. Simon collected fishing rods, tackle and stamps and also liked to tinker with boat motors and spoil his grandchildren. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Virginia; three brothers, Marshal Fulton, Henry Fulton and Earl Fulton; and two sisters, Dolly Prinkey and June Prinkey. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of Washington; children, Victoria (Thomas) Chisham, Topeka, Vivian (Michael) Grothe, Wamego, Vanessa (Steve) Plaster, Wichita, Vaughn (Agatha) Fulton, Albuquerque, NM, Virgil (Cheryl) Fulton, Derby, Verlin (Kristie) Fulton, Cook, NE; sister, Delores Miller, Acme, PA; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established to the DAV - Veterans Hospital of Topeka. contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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