Ronald Joseph Fullenkamp was born on January 13, 1941 in West Point, Lee County, Iowa to Adrian Bernard and Agnes Marie Bentler Fullenkamp. He passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home in West Point.
On July 21, 1962, at St. Mary's Church in West Point, Iowa, he married Carolyn Panther.
Ron was a conservationist. He purchased woodland north of West Point, Iowa and kept it as his tree farm. It is a beautiful area with a small pond and an abundance of trees. He kept the area around the pond and to the south of it, around the buildings, well maintained as a park-like area that he and his family enjoyed peace and quiet, hiking and especially fishing. Ron was happy to allow use of the land to host the Panther family reunion every four years since 2000. You really can't find a better place to host a party of about 200 people.
Uncle Ron was a pretty quiet man that always kept busy. He volunteered his time to the church and the West Point community and founded the Fullenkamp Insurance Agency on May 1, 1963 across the street from the town square in West Point. Ron's son Chris and daughter Jill remain with the agency.
Sadly, I have very few photos of Uncle Ronnie. Just these two from his wedding, then those posted by his children and grandchildren recently. I'm sure he makes an appearance in some of the photos I've taken at the family reunions through the years.
|Ron on his tree farm|
|Ron with his wife, Carol and one granddaughter prior to his diagnosis|
|Ron with his 99 year old mother in the past couple of weeks.|
His Find-A-Grave memorial
His funeral is this Friday morning, September 1, 2017.
Uncle Ronnie was a great man. He will be missed by many. Godspeed Uncle Ron!