R. David Fulton obituary
R. David Fulton, 68, of Brookfield, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Susan Marie Fulton (nee Lapan), and father of Joshua David Fulton and Kathleen Susanne Hegg (nee Fulton).
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert William Fulton, and mother Rachel Louise Fulton (nee Tresler).
David was born in Springfield and raised in Petersburg. A U.S. army veteran (1968-70), David was drafted and deployed to South Vietnam in 1969 for a tour of duty in the infantry and artillery, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
David received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Illinois University.
He worked in computer programming and accounting before earning his C.P.A. license. He spent the majority of his professional career in accounting working in mortgage banking practices in the Chicago area, most recently for Baker Tilly. He took joy in helping others in the profession, and taught accounting in a number of positions, including at Dominican University and Benedictine University.
Married to Susan on Sept. 5, 1971, they raised two children together to whom he was intensely devoted. Dave preferred to be known around the Hollywood section of Brookfield as a volunteer for his kids’ events and school activities, and in his community. He loved hosting cookouts and having families over. He helped coach his son and daughter’s t-ball and little league teams. He faithfully supported the many pursuits of his children, including school bands, sports, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, scouting and the arts. He volunteered at the Hollywood community house, his church, and aided his wife’s work for many PTAs.
He loved being with his family and enjoying rides around the area, visiting the Brookfield Zoo, Graue Mill, Fullersburg Woods, and Cantigny.
He took his family on many summer vacations to Southwest Michigan, where they enjoyed the beach, learning to fish and play golf, and relaxing. He showed great joy in games with his children, from board games, to mini golf or Wiffle ball. He loved the time he spent with his young granddaughters Abigail and Madeline Fulton, even as his health deteriorated.
Those who knew him knew his love of family, home, honesty, country and baseball. He delighted in sharing the joy of life with all he knew, in his own way – which in many cases involved his “brain teasers.”
He is survived by: his wife, sisters, children, grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family and close friends; and a community of people he met along his journey of life who got to know Dave and his unending kindness and sense of good humor. He will be dearly missed.
Services have been held. Interment was held in Galva Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st St., Brookfield, IL 60513.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to First United Methodist Church of La Grange, Ill., or your charity of choice.