1936 Donald 2018

Donald Fulmer

January 13, 1936 — June 29, 2018

Donald Francis Fulmer, 82, of Melrose Park, IL passed away on June 29, 2018.

He was born on January 13, 1936 in Chicago, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents Francis E. Fulmer and Caroline M. Fulmer (nee DeTrana), and brothers Richard, Francis, Mort and sister Carol Pupillo. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Maxine, as well as daughter Natalie Lofgren, and sons Nick (Cathy) and Donald P. (Mary). He was adored by his grandchildren Kristen, Gregory, Quinn, and Elise. He was Uncle Donnie to many beloved nieces and nephews.

Don was the key organizer of train equipment for the annual Railroad Daze festival held in Franklin Park, a job that reflected his lifelong experience and interest in the railroad. A former Indiana Harbor Belt worker, he was an entrepreneur at heart and started up his own trucking company, Fulmer Trucking, which ran successfully until the early '90s. The lure of the rails again beckoned, but on a smaller scale. Don, along with his family, opened End of Track Hobbies in Franklin Park. The hobby store was in business for 17 years and housed an impressive N-scale model railroad layout in the basement. Never one to stand idle, Don closed out his career at A.A. Conte & Son.

Don was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and was a die-hard Cubs fan who organized several junkets to watch his beloved team compete in stadiums throughout the major leagues. He traveled around the country by car and rail with a wanderlust that was almost unquenchable. He loved watching old-time Hollywood films on TCM and later in life became an avid backyard birdwatcher.

Visitation for Donald will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, for the funeral service at 9:00 am.

Interment Mount Emblem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100.

For information please call the funeral home at (847) 678-1950 or www.sax-tiedemann.com.

Visitation
Monday, July 2, 2018
3:00 PM 7/2/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/2/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
Prayers
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
10:00 AM 7/3/2018 10:00:00 AM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
Location

Mt. Emblem Cemetery Final Resting Place

520 E. Grand Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

520 E. Grand Ave. Elmhurst 60126 IL
United States
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