|(Friday - November
27, 2020) - Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Fulton, age 65, of Iron Mountain, passed
away on Wednesday, November 25 at Freeman's Nursing & Rehabilitation
Community, after a 44 year battle with MS and a week long battle with
Jeff was born October 30, 1955 in Milwaukee, son of
Loyd and Joanne (Gehrt) Fulton. He graduated from Germantown High
School, class of 1973. At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with
Progressive MS. Despite his debilitating disease he was able to find
work as a traveling copier and fax machine repairman with GBC of
Wisconsin, where he worked until he moved to the U.P. in 1994.
Jeff eventually settled in Iron Mountain where he became involved in MS
support groups and met the woman who would become his devoted wife,
Michelle. He met her on April Fool's Day in 2003 and they were soon to
realize that each of them had met the love of their life. They married
on May 22, 2004.
Jeff's hobbies included building and flying R
Airplanes and launching model rockets as well as an attraction to rock
music. He loved his music and was the go-to guy for remembering lyrics.
If he were sleeping and someone started singing, he would instantly pop
up to join in without missing a beat. Anyone who spent time in Jeff's
company would recognize that his personality was dominated by a unique
sense of humor. He had the ability to instantly twist any comment or
situation into something absurd and comical. He was simply a fun person
to hang out with and he managed to keep a positive attitude though the
impediments caused by MS. He will remain an inspiration on how to face
misfortune and still find joy and humor in life.
Jeff is survived
by his loving wife of 16 years, Michelle; his father, Loyd Fulton;
children, Anna (Tony) Scheifen and Timothy (Sarah) Fulton;
grandchildren, Anthony, Julia and Savannah Scheifen; brothers, Chris
(Barb) Fulton and Steve (Dona) Fulton; mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Bess and Glenn Brightman; sister-in-law, Beth Ann Sisco; one niece and
Jeff was preceded in death by his loving mother,
Due to the pandemic a memorial picnic will be announced
in the future.
You may leave a condolence or tribute for Jeff's
family online at:
The family has chosen the Jacobs
Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain to honor Jeff's
legacy of life.