Fullmer, Delores

Delores Fullmer, 89, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to be with her Lord, February 3, 2018 after a short illness.

Delores was born in Petoskey, on April 25, 1928 to Marino and Mary (Haines) Sik.

She married William Fullmer on October 23, 1948 in Petoskey, Michigan and raised their family in Gaylord.

Delores enjoyed a variety of activities including ceramics, card making, cooking, knitting but most of all, participating in church activities at the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord, where she was a member for nearly seven decades.

After many years, Delores retired from Gaylord Community Schools where she held several positions.

Delores is survived by three sons Norm (Mary) Fullmer, Robert (Ruth) Fullmer and Jeff (Nazan) Fullmer, grandchildren Matt(Jennifer) Fullmer, Todd(Rachel) Fullmer, Muge Ayla and Zeynep Alya, great grandchildren Jase, Jack, Ian and Hailey and brother-in-law Lowell Volden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, brother Marino Sik Jr. and sister Joan Volden.

A celebration of Delores’s life will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11AM from the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord.

Visitation at the church will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 AM until the time of service.

Contributions in memory of Delores may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Michigan through Nelson Funeral Home, P O Box 1548, Gaylord, Michigan 49735.

Visitation and Service

First United Methodist Church

215 S. Center Ave.
Gaylord, MI 49735


  1. Carolyn and Jon Study February 4, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Delores was a beautiful lady throughout and will be missed by all. She is now together again with her beloved Bill.

  2. Patricia Bordner February 4, 2018 at 5:27 am - Reply

    You are now with Bill, my wonderful friend.I am the last one of Our Gang.Loved you very much, but know you are also with my Jim and all the Gang.Always your friend Pat B.

  3. Cynthia Wilson February 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    A Beautiful women, inside and out. Your home now. You will be missed by all the people that knew you, as to know you is to love you. I had the pleasure of once being your secret prayer partner. Till we meet again.

  4. Nancy Morgridge February 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    A wonderful kind and caring lady. Her bright smile will be missed.

  5. Jerry Thompson February 4, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Jeff, Bob and Norm, Very sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Kelly Martin February 4, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Such a wonderful woman. I’m so happy she and Bill are together again- what a reunion that must have been!

  7. Helen Crandall February 5, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Delores was such a kind, caring friend. She will be truly missed. She and Bill were an amazing, giving couple who raised lovely children. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Don and Helen Crandall

  8. Alice Cheney-Persons February 6, 2018 at 12:48 am - Reply

    This world has lost a lovely dear soul, but Heaven has gained another Angel. So many people here loved her, and we will miss her terribly.
    I am truly thankful to God to have been one of her friends. Alice Cheney-Persons

  9. Frank Rock February 8, 2018 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Delores enriched our lives with kindness, sharp wit and wise advice. She will be missed greatly but glad she is in a better place, with no pain. I keep thinking I should call and chat with her like we did every day or so. It is hard to lose such a special friend. Sorry for your loss Norm, Bob, Jeff and family. All our love, Barb and Frank Rock

  10. Barbara Kurbel February 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Our sincerest sympathy to Norm and his family. May God in his tender mercy lighten the burdens of your sadness and sorrow and console your grieving heart.
    Rosalie, Debra & Barbara – Aspen Ridge, Gaylord

  11. Phyllis Kelley-Gill February 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Delores was a beautiful person inside and out. She made many contributions to Gaylord Community Schools especially in her position as Para-pro in the Food Service Program. May God comfort her sons in their loss.

  12. Micki and Pete Lacker February 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    What a lovely lady and special friend to our families (Lacker and Conger). Warm memories with our camping days at church and always felt loved by Mrs. Fullmer growing up with the family. Hugs to all the Fullmer boys and family, know that we love you and are thinking of you.
    Micki and Pete Lacker

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