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Raymond Lee Fulkerson

Raymond Lee Fulkerson, 72 of Streator passed away Wednesday (April 8, 2020) at Heritage Health, Streator.

Private family services will be held with burial in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery.  A memorial mass will be said at a later date.  The Winterrowd Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ray was born on April 14, 1947 in Streator to Raymond and Rosemary (Kudrick) Fulkerson.  He married Kathleen Legler on April 12, 1969; she survives.

Also surviving is son; Michael Lee (Gayle) Fulkerson of Ottawa, grandchildren; Kara, Alysa, Connor and Ian Fulkerson, sister-in-law Nancy Fulkerson, nephews; Allen (Kathy) and Kevin (Ashley) Fulkerson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sons, James (in infancy) and Raymond, and his brother, David A. Fulkerson.

Ray attended St. Stephen’s Grade School and graduated from Woodland High School in 1965.  He served in the US Army during Vietnam, retired from Commonwealth Edison in 2002 and formerly, owned along with his wife Kathy, the Hardscrabble Restaurant.  Ray was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church and the Streator VFW Post 1492.

Memorials may be made in his son’s Raymond name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Kathy, Mike and family,

I cannot express how much this saddens me. The restaurant and the people; particularly Ray, will always be some very fond memories for me. Many a day he brightened my mornings with a laugh, or kept me on my toes with his needling or enlightened me while mulling over local gossip and/or current events while drinking our morning coffee. Too many from those mornings are gone, too soon but I feel better for having been there and been a part of it all. Thank you guys. If there is anything I can do for you (and I would be honored if there was), please let me know.

Nathan Hovious and Family Apr 13 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.
Jenny Malnar

Jennifer Malnar Apr 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Raymond Fulkerson

Patricia Lamagno Apr 12 2020 12:00 AM

To the Kudrick/Fulkerson family, condolences for the loss of Raymond.

belle1791@hotmail.com Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM