1926 – Eleanor Gertrude Fultz – 2016
Eleanor Gertrude Fultz was born April 21, 1926 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Albert and Sophie (Rasmussen) Freeburg. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School. On October 20, 1946, Eleanor was united in marriage to Bernard O. Fultz. The couple spent their lives farming in the Tracy, Minnesota area and raising their family. Together, Eleanor and Bernard enjoyed attending numerous community events and supporting school activities. Eleanor attended and was active in Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove and Tracy Lutheran Church. She was a member of Sorosis Study Club, Extension Club, Hospital Auxiliary, School Mother’s Club, church circle, and was a Sunday School teacher, 4H Member and Leader. She loved traveling, camping, flower gardening, cooking and baking. Eleanor passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Marshall, Minnesota at the age of 90.
Eleanor is survived by her children: Dennis (Linda), Tracy, MN, Dean, Tracy, MN, Laura (Steve) Iverson, Montrose, CO, Ann (Kurt) Gramith, Big Lake, MN, and Eric (Sandra), Tracy, MN, ; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn (Russell) Buterbaugh, Tracy, MN; siblings-in-law Charles (Clara) Fultz, Hope, AK, and Don (Eunice) Fultz, Shoreview, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bernard; son Kirk; great-grandson Jack Iverson; siblings: Esther Lee, Marlow, Kenneth, Howard, and Conrad Freeburg.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Tracy Lutheran Church, Tracy, MN. Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial is in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Tracy Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.