Verdelle R. Fulmer, 97, a resident of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2014, at Manor Care in Kenosha.
Born July 2, 1917, in Union, IL, she was the daughter of Fred Emil and Amelia (nee Nothnagel) Wieske. She attended school in South Dakota and graduated from Kenosha High School in 1936. She continued her education at the College of Cosmetology in Milwaukee and worked at Vi Christensen’s Beauty Salon. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and many of the groups within the church.
On April 19, 1941, she married Leland Timothy Fulmer, Sr. in Kenosha WI. They made their home in South Kenosha. She spent her life setting a wonderful example for her children. Anyone who met her was touched by her loving heart. She enjoyed reading, sewing, baking, playing cards and fishing. Lee and Verdelle’s farm home was the place where memories were made, big enough for horses and large family gatherings. Verdelle also helped establish her daughter’s business, Northside Animal Hospital.
Verdelle is survived by seven children: Lee Richard (Judy Larsen) Fulmer, Montello, WI; Jane Ruth Kautzer, Milwaukee; Amy Louise (John) Fulmer-Vogel, Pleasant Prairie; Leland Timothy (Allison Poltrock) Fulmer, Jr., Kenosha; Riley William (Catherine Petersen) Fulmer, Kenosha; Nancy Carlene (James) DeNio, Pleasant Prairie; and Jerold Frederick Fulmer. She is survived by her grandchildren: Timothy Fulmer, Megan Fulmer, Justin DeNio, Brady DeNio, Keely (DeNio) Agnew, Andrew Fulmer, Sarah (Fulmer) Hodges, Laura Fulmer, Shawn Fulmer, Pamela (Kautzer) Williams, Stephen Kautzer and Chad Kautzer. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren that are near and far and her very special sister-in-law, Florence Wieske and her beloved dog Brett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Fulmer Sr.; son, Jerold Frederick; and two brothers, Donald Wieske and William Wieske.
Funeral services were held on September 13, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, followed by interment in St. James Catholic Cemetery.