Lester LeRoy Fulk, 81, Scottsbluff

Lester LeRoy Fulk, 81 of Scottsbluff, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at his home from cancer.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Cindy Bowker officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery with military honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel. A memorial has been established to the Farm & Ranch Museum.

Lester was born September 4, 1931 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Everett, Sr. and Mary Fulk. Lester entered the U.S. Army in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1960.

He married Twyla McKinley on July 17, 1954 and they made their home east of the airport and Les has lived there ever since.

Twyla was employed for more than thirty years by the Gering Public Schools Superintendent's office until her sudden passing March of 1985.

Lester , brother Don and father Everett formed the Fulk Brothers Potato Company. They grew certified seed potatoes.

Lester enjoyed working for Western Feed for several years.

Later, Mary Lou Keller became a constant companion and right hand man. They did everything together.

Survivors include constant companion Mary Lou Keller; brothers Everett Fulk, Jr, Marvin (Linda) Fulk, Don (Marilyn) Fulk, Ray (Donna) Fulk all of Scottsbluff, Roger Fulk, and Monte McClenahan of Breckenridge, CO; sister Norma Hoff of Gering; sisters-in-law LaVonne Nortness of Gering, Joyce Fulk of Scottsbluff; brother-in-law Frank McKinley of Cheyenne, WY; 19 nephews, 8 nieces and numerous great nephews and nieces and one great great niece and cousins and friends.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents, wife Twyla, three brothers Harry, Robert Lee and Lee Robert, one sister Gloria Jenkins, one great nephew, sister-in-law Dorothy McKinley and brothers-in-law Jim Nortness and Albert Hoff.

Lester was dedicated to his farm work and was anxious every spring to plant his crops.

He found joy in his family and enjoyed especially the family get togethers. He loved his family.

A special thank you to Prairie Haven Hospice for all their care.

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