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R. David Fulton

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On October 3, 2016 @ 7:22 pm In Obituary | 27 Comments

American FlagR. David Fulton, age 68 of Brookfield, IL. Vietnam Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Susan M. Fulton, nee Lapan; fond father of Joshua (Jennifer Hawk) Fulton and Kate (Randy) Hegg; dear grandfather of Abigail and Madeline Fulton; survived by two sisters; uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear nephew of Ron (the late Lily) Wallace. Visitation Friday, October 7, 2016, from 1:30 P.M. to Time of Service 3 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 100 West Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525. Interment Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1 P.M. at Galva Cemetery. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Memorials appreciated to: First United Methodist Church, 100 West Cossitt Avenue, LaGrange, IL 60525 or the charity of your choice. Information at 708-485-2000 or

Condolences for the family of “R. David Fulton”

Condolence from Cathy Sauer on October 3rd, 2016 9:48 pm

Dear Susan, Josh, and Kate
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences and sympathy to the family.


Condolence from Dawn Vander Wagen on October 3rd, 2016 9:52 pm

I am heartbroken to hear this! I worked with Dave at McGladrey; he was so sweet and always made me laugh. I remember that he always had candy in his office, although he was diabetic, so that people would stop in an visit him. So sad to lose him so young. He talked about his kids all the time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Condolence from Richard Jordan on October 4th, 2016 5:47 am

I’m so sorry for your loss! I haven’t seen Dave since High School but I remember him as a fun loving great guy whom I know with out a doubt was a great and loving father and husband. RIP David! Prays and thoughts to all!

Condolence from Jill Reynolds on October 4th, 2016 10:31 am

Kate, I am terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know how much you loved him. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. If you need to talk or just get together let me know, I know what it is like to lose your biggest fan.

Jill Reynolds

Condolence from Deb Ortiz on October 4th, 2016 10:58 am

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, Kate and family. Hugs from Colorado Elementary!

Condolence from Tracey McNeal on October 4th, 2016 11:39 am

I offer my sincere condolences to you Mrs. Fulton and to your entire family. I worked with David at Baker Tilly. David was quite a character, often sharing jokes and riddles. He would often stop by to catch up and often talked about your beautiful family. He was so very proud of his children and grandchildren. He always shared pictures of you all and told lovely stories about the girls. I will miss his visits, his riddles and the laughs that followed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from John Maddente on October 4th, 2016 12:15 pm

To the family and friends of David, I extend my deepest personal sympathies. Dave’s numerous professional and personal relationships in the greater Chicago area were probably a source of envy for some people. He was widely-known and loved and I’m honored to have worked with him.

Condolence from Scott Stringer on October 4th, 2016 12:53 pm

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Dave and I had offices very close to each other at Baker Tilly, and we bonded over our shared love of the St. Louis Cardinals. Great guy. I will miss him.

Condolence from Francie Novak on October 4th, 2016 3:42 pm

Dear Susan (and Josh and Kate): I am deeply saddened by the news of Dave’s passing. I worked with him at Clifton Gunderson in Oak Brook and he was always full of support, fun stories and cheer. He loved his granddaughters so much and I followed Abbey’s progress updates with him via emails after we both left. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Linda Roach on October 4th, 2016 4:23 pm

Dearest Sue, Josh, Kate and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a wonderful friend and neighbor and a great train-ride companion. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt prayers go out to you all.

Condolence from Barb Calhoun on October 4th, 2016 9:34 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Dave at Clifton Gunderson, we always shared a laugh. He was so very proud of his family. My deepest condolences.

Condolence from April Charlton Miles on October 4th, 2016 10:24 pm

Sending thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort to you all. I’ll always cherish the memories of family during the holidays at Grandma’s. My sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Barry and Carolyn Swenson on October 5th, 2016 1:43 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Duane Oest on October 5th, 2016 1:34 pm

Dear Family;
I worked with Dave at both McGladrey and Clifton. I am saddened by your loss and saddened that the world has lost a truly unique person. I remember Dave’s quiet and positive manner and bearing and what a genuinely great guys to be around.
While I know he is gone I am positive I will see Dave at sometime in the future in heaven.
He was a great guy and I will remember him always.

Condolence from Chris Borzym on October 6th, 2016 11:23 am

Dear Fultons……I am so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. I will always have great memories of the entire Fulton family. My heart goes out to all of you.


Condolence from Jane Feagans on October 6th, 2016 12:48 pm

I am so sorry for for your loss. Dave was a high school classmate. He was highly intelligent, as well as being as being a kind and respectful man.
Several years ago, I posted on Facebook that I had a problem. Dave called me to offer his assistance. We talked several times. We talked about our families and about life in high school. He wore a “White Hat”!

Condolence from Robert Hawk on October 6th, 2016 3:28 pm

Dear Fultons, This has been a hard time for all of you folks and our hearts and prayers go out to you. I pray the Lord will ease your time of loss and provide what you need to get through.

Bob,Sue,Corbin,Jay,Cameron & April

Condolence from Steve Randich on October 6th, 2016 4:19 pm

My condolences are with your Family at this time on the loss of Dave. Dave helped our bank as we were starting a mortgage area. Dave’s knowledge and council were very valuable. I could always call Dave with a question and he knew the answer or knew where it could be found. I very much appreciated his help. My prayers are with you and with Dave.

Condolence from Ben Phillips on October 7th, 2016 8:07 am

I had the pleasure of working on a few large projects at Baker Tilly with Dave. This includes multiple trips to Denver and countless discussions of how great the Cardinals are. He brought joy to the office and everyone around him. It was a blessing to have the opportunity of being in his presence.

Condolence from Dennis and Jan (Gathmann) Froslan on October 8th, 2016 2:38 pm

Susan, we were so sad to hear this news about Dave. It sounds like this year has been extremely hard and my heart breaks for you and the kids. I hope that it comforts you, in some small way, to know that we are thinking of you, Josh and Kate.

Our Love,
Jan and Dennis

Condolence from Don Ericson on October 9th, 2016 7:16 pm

I have fond memories of David going back to early elementary school. Am proud to have him amoungst my special friends throught my life. Such a good soul and good spirit. The world is a sadder place without you David.

Condolence from Kathi and Tom Krankoski on October 9th, 2016 10:11 pm

We are so sorry to hear this news and will be keeping your family in our thoughts.

Condolence from Nancy and Rich Korzyniewski on October 10th, 2016 6:24 am

Dave was a smiling, friendly face in our Hollywood neighborhood. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Condolence from Geri Hinton on October 20th, 2016 2:14 pm

Recently heard of Dave’s passing and I wish to extend my most sincere sympathy to Sue,Josh, Katie and families.
The legacy Dave left behind is his two wonderful and most endearing children.
May God bless your days ahead.

Condolence from Sandra Gill, Dean Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business on December 9th, 2016 10:22 am

Our business programs at Benedictine University just learned of Dave’s passing, and we send you and your family our deepest condolences with prayers. For at least 15 years, Dave was such an advocate for our graduate business programs, and many of his suggestions have been implemented, such as our Accountancy degree. As others have said, Dave was a smiling friend, and we miss him.

Condolence from Susan Stackley, retired administrator from Benedictine University on December 9th, 2016 2:08 pm

I am just learning the news about David. I was associated with David through Benedictine. Echoing Dr. Gill’s thoughts, David was a important contributor to the programs, well regarded by students, and a pleasure to work with. I

Condolence from Judy Tremmel on February 17th, 2017 2:17 pm

Sue, Josh, and Kate, I am so sorry to learn of
your loss. It’s been many years, but I remember
Dave as the pleasant, smiling person everyone
has described. I also remember how proud both of you children were of your dad. Josh was so proud of his dad’s service in Vietnam that he brought one of his combat boots for ‘show and tell’
in first grade.

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