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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Merrill Fulmer

Merrill Lester Fulmer

Friday, August 19th, 1927 - Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
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Merrill Lester Fulmer, 91, lifelong resident of White River Township, Greenwood, IN passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 19, 1927 at the family farm in White River Township to Lester Carl Fulmer and Flora Jane (Plummer) Fulmer. He married Betty Ann (Orebaugh) Fulmer on July 25, 1952 in Camby, IN, she survives.
He was a 1945 graduate of Center Grove High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II having served on the U.S.S. Princeton and the U.S.S. Bennington. He had worked at D.A. Lubricants in Indianapolis, IN for 15 years. He previously had worked at the Indianapolis Stock Yards, and was a diesel mechanic at MacAllister Machinery and Casey Construction both in Indianapolis, IN. He also had worked part-time at Dannemiller True Value Hardware in Greenwood, IN.
He was a lifelong member of Bluff Creek Christian Church in Greenwood, IN and a 50 year member of Bargersville Masonic Lodge #679. He enjoyed fishing, working and tinkering, and spending the winters in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Survivors include his wife Betty Ann (Orebaugh) Fulmer of Greenwood, IN; a son Carl Merrill Fulmer and a daughter-in-law Peggy Ann (Findley) Fulmer of Greenwood, IN; a daughter Donna Lynne (Fulmer) Lucas of Greenwood, IN; four grandchildren Andrew Fulmer (Crystal Carson Fulmer), Ryan Fulmer, (Crystal Walthall) Fulmer, Matthew Lucas (fiancé Kristin Maggard), and Casey Lucas; nine great-grandchildren Drhea Carson (Joey Collier), McKenzie Carson, Chris Fulmer, Joey Fulmer, Addyson Amick, Cohen Fulmer, Ella Fulmer, Elijah Fulmer, and Elias Lucas; and a great-great-grandson Memphis Collier; one brother James “Jim” Fulmer of Greenfield, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Bayard Fulmer and John Fulmer.
Pastors Stan Icenogle, Ryan Fulmer, and Lee Ladd will conduct a service on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10AM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4-8 PM at the mortuary. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, IN with military honors conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Memorial contribution may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Stan Icenogle
  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
    Address
    1977 S State Road 135
    GREENWOOD, IN 46143
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    Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard.

Affiliations

  • Masonic Lodge
  • US Navy

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Johnson County Veterans Affairs

Posted at 08:34am
We are sorry to read of your loss. Our prayers go out to your family. If there is anything we can do to assist you during this time please give our office a call. Johnson County Veterans Affairs Charles Russell Jan Richhart Carolyn Russell
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Shannon and Patt Thompson, and childrens' families

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Debbie

Posted at 10:10am
Loved this man so much had a ball with him when he came down South for the winter and he loved driving that tractor and helping feed the cows Merrill will be missed dearly Our Hearts are with the family Love to you all, Joe and Debbie Snedegar
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Maggie Reed

Posted at 02:17pm
With Our Deepest Sympathy, Love & Prayers, Russ & Maggie
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Johnson County Veterans Affairs

Posted at 11:14am
We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. If our office can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to call our office. Charles Russell Carolyn Russell Jan Richhart
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