JOHN D. "JACK" FULWILER, age 79, of Loyal, passed away at the Marshfield Medical Center on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal. Rev. Leo Stanislaus will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 9:30am until time of service.
John Douglas Fulwiler was born on October 22, 1938 in Loyal, WI, to Edward and Lydia (Miller) Fulwiler. He was raised and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1957. After high school, Jack enlisted into the U.S. Army on May 28, 1957 and served until his honorable discharge on May 22, 1959. He returned to Loyal and worked various jobs, including, Rollohome in Spencer, delivering mail for the Post Office, and worked for Bill Rellis at the IGA grocery store. He was united in marriage to Sherry S. Davidson at St. Anthony Catholic Church on January 26, 1963. In 1980, they bought the Loyal IGA grocery store from Dawn Dering, which they owned and operated until retiring in 2003. After retiring from the grocery business. Jack picked up milk samples and enjoyed driving cars for Domines.
Jack was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where he served on the church council, was a charter member of the Loyal Lion's Club, served on the City council, was one of the first volunteers for the Loyal Ambulance, and was a past Boy Scout Leader.
He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and attending his children's and grandchildren's school related events, hunting and fishing when he was younger, reading, traveling, and weekend trips with his wife.
Jack will be dearly missed by his wife, Sherry, of Loyal; 5 children: Rhonda Fulwiler of Loyal, Michael (Charlene) of Loyal, Karla (Ted) Strebe of Marshfield, Karyn (Doug) Brock of Wisconsin Rapids, Kim (Royal) Bauman of Shelbyville, TN; 14 grandchildren: Preston and Joel Fulwiler, Jennah (Matt) Stark, Logan and Emileigh Fulwiler, John (Kelley) Strebe, Megan (Lucas) Ruchti, Jake, Jesse and Melissa Strebe, Erin Best, David (Jen) Potapenko, Michael (Kayla) Bauman, and Michelle Bauman; 7 great-grandchildren: Dominic, Macie, Kyra, Anthony, Isaac, Marli and Bayli; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Harold, Robert, and Lawrence Fulwiler; and 5 sisters: Irene Irvin, Alice Miedaner, Isabelle Sigler, Carol Siegel, and Dorothy Picraux.