Funeral services for Janette Fulton, 83, of Aurelia will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 12, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Lay Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 - 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.
Janette died Sunday, July 7, at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee.
Olive Janette Sampson was born September 12, 1918, the daughter of John Henry and Edith (LeVitt) Sampson on the farm near LeMars. She grew up and attended country school south of LeMars. She later attended LeMars High School for two years, graduating in 1936 from Union Consolidated High School. Janette married Glen "Bud" Fulton in 1942 in Dallas, TX. Together they traveled and lived throughout the United States. While Bud worked in the wartime efforts of constructing barracks for our servicemen, Janette worked at the Bethlehem-Almeda Ship-yards. Later they returned to Iowa, where they farmed in Plymouth and Cherokee counties. They retired from farming in 1976 and moved to Aurelia. They spent 23 years in Donna, TX during the winter months. Janette was a member of the First Congregational Church in Aurelia.
Preceding Janette in death were her parents; her husband Bud on April 17, 1991; three brothers, LuVois, Lester, and Harold Sampson; three sisters, Deloris Heeren, Irene Fischer, and Maxine Farmer.
Survivors include three daughters, Lynette and her husband Jerry Mahacek of Waverly, Glenda and her husband David Tecklenburg of Mill Creek, WA, and Mary Fulton of Bolingbrook, IL; one son, Reginald Fulton of Chongqing, China. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Shyla, Andrew, and Senna Mahacek, Karen Luksich and Anne Tecklenburg, Damon Faulk, Kyle and Kaitlan Bender; one sister, Lola Thompson of Kingsley; her very good friend and devoted companion Russell Harsh of Belle Plaine, MN; one sister-in-law, Louise Horn of Minnesota; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.