Gary Lee Fulkerson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 29, 1944 - November 29, 2018

Gary L. Fulkerson

of Richfield, died suddenly Thursday Nov. 29, on his 74 th birthday. Survived by loving wife of 51 years, Glendia; children, Eric (Karen) Fulkerson, Erin (Joe) Gibbons and Gentry (Mike) Jenson; grandchildren, Max and Annika Fulkerson and their mother Melissa Coon, Jace Gibbons, Avery, Quinn and Beck Jenson; brothers, Bob (Lorna), Brad (Linda) and Dave Fulkerson; loyal dog, Oliver; and many relatives and friends. Born to Wayne and Ruth Fulkerson on November 29, 1944. Graduated from Gibbon High School in 1962. Following high school, he served in the Air Force for four years. Gary continued his education at University of Minnesota graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He worked in the automotive aftermarket until retirement in 2008. He was a devoted husband, dad, and was THE Number One Super Fan of his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan, bowled three times a week. Gary could NOT tell a joke. He loved potato dumplings, a family tradition from his Swedish heritage. Gary enjoyed traveling with his family, especially to the Pizza Train in Duluth. Gary was a selfless, compassionate, level-headed, generous and devoted man who will be forever missed by his loving family and friends. His family is honored to know that Gary was a donor, even after death.


  1. Judith J Schafer says:

    Glendia and Family,

    My sympathy to all of you at this time. Reflecting on wonderful memories of Gary and high school at GHS ’62.How quickly the years fly by yet we remember all of those times. Cherish your memories and God give you peace and comfort during the holidays.

    Gary and Judy (Grewe) Schafer

  2. Ron Meyer says:

    So sad to learn of Gary’s death. We had some fun times together. I remember well the time Gary talked Wayne into letting us use that awesome Bonnevile for the night. This particular time we had a flat tire on the right side. Try as we might, it was not possible to loosen those lug nuts. Embarrassingly, us mechanical geniuses had to have Emil Siemers come out at that late hour and show us that this particular Pontiac had left hand threads on that side.

  3. Ron Meyer says:

    Treasure those precious memories. God’s richest blessings to you and your family, Glendia.

  4. Kathryn Johnson says:

    Glendia & family,

    I was shocked and so sad to hear about Gary’s passing. Gary & I were good friends in high school and I have great memories of all those days at Gibbon High School. May God grant you peace and healing during this difficult time for you and your family. Let all the good memories of Gary sustain you now and in the future.


    Kathy Glaeser Johnson

  5. Caroyyn Bentz Johnson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many memories. Our deepest sympathy.

    Carolyn Bentz Johnson

  6. Lorin Berry says:

    Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. All the best to family and friends. I met Gary first time at USAF Technical School at Lowry AFB CO in 1963. We were in the same class together. We also got our first assignment together at McGuire AFB NJ. He was probably the most level headed of all our peers. He will be missed.
    Lorin Berry III, CMSgt USAF Retired.
    Fairborn OH

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