|Lester R. Fullmer|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 04 March 2013 11:15|
Lester R. Fullmer, 90, of Lima, passed away at 8:09 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born on October 9, 1922, in Weston, Ohio, to Ernest and Lulu (Mansfield) Fullmer. On June 7, 1947, he married Marcie P. Barrett and she passed away on June 7, 1994. He later married Carol Zimmerman on July 20, 1995, and she passed away on June 26, 2011.
Mr. Fullmer is survived by his five children: Richard Lee (Cheryl) Fullmer, Ronald Paul (Janet) Fullmer, Stephen Barrett (Patty) Fullmer, Jeannine Sue (Les) Bartley, and Anne Marie (Jeff) Zickafoose. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two sisters: Virginia (Doug) Hillard of Bowling Green, Ohio, Lois (Ed) Effertz of Dayton.
His sisters, Dorothy Long and Helen Kline and a brother, Paul Fullmer, preceded him in death.
Mr. Fullmer had been a History teacher for the Lima City Schools for 29 years. He was a graduate of Toledo University and received his Master's Degree from Northwestern University.
He was a World War II Army veteran who received a Purple Heart for wounds received in combat and was a member of the 807th Tank Destroyer BN.
He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima. He had been a docent at the Allen County Historical Museum and a member of the Allen County Historical Society. He was an avid bridge player, fisherman and loved to read. He was a genealogist of his family's heritage back to the Constitution.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St., Lima, with Rev. David Harris, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, where VFW Post 1275 will conduct graveside military rites.
Visitation will be Monday, 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Rd., Lima, and one hour prior to the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.
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