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William Duffy Fulton, Jr., age 72, of Brohman, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of Elaine Marie (Mahoney) & William Duffy Fulton, Sr., he was born on January 15, 1949 in Owosso, Michigan and was a graduate of Righetti High School in Santa Maria California.

A proud veteran of the Vietnam War, Bill served with the United States Navy for six years and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

On December 9, 1972, in Santa Maria, California, he married Kathleen Marie Fulton and together they raised two children and enjoyed nearly 50 years of marriage.  For 35 years, Bill worked as an excavator and licensed contractor as Brohman Excavating and enjoyed his family,  working in the yard, playing on his backhoe, playing cards, fishing, teaching the kids and grandkids all the “How To” things in life, sharing his knowledge with whomever was interested, and helping others with his many talents he was blessed with.  A member of Amazing Grace Acres Church, Bill helped out wherever and when he was needed and loved the Lord with all his heart.  Bill was a kidder and he picked on everyone that he really loved.  He was a hard worker in everything that he did and had an even bigger heart – things always had to be done in a certain way for them to be right.  He built two beautiful homes for his family, and helped many others build and achieve their dreams; his backhoe was his “baby”  –  they worked together as if they were one.  Bill was a very special man in so many ways to so many people.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Kecskes;  his step-father, Ernest Kecskes;  his father, William D. Fulton, Sr;  his  Ma & Pa (Aunt Ethel & Uncle Bob Fulton);  a sister and brother-in-law,  Violet & William Goldsworthy;  three nephews, Joshua Flagg, Brian Wightman, and Christopher Ramsvig;  a niece, Miranda Vincent;  a brother-in-law, William Iltis;  and a brother in Christ, Earl Spalo.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Fulton of Brohman;  their children, Jason & Lisa Fulton of Cedar Springs, and Amber Fulton of Brohman;  grrandchildren, Matthew & Kiranna Reynolds of Brohman, Aleyiah Desnoyers of Brohman, Madalynn, Elijah, Emmeline, Annalise & Levi Fulton, all of Cedar Springs, and Dominic Reynolds of Big Rapids;     children taken in, Joshua Reynolds and Aric Aldrich;  his siblings, Janet & Carmen DiGuisto of Massachusetts, Janene & Robert Prudler of New Mexico, KayLynn & John Tims of Colorado, Brent & Lisa Fulton of Byron, Wendy Chupp of Big Rapids, Kathie & Tom Frontjes of Sparta, Robert & Roxanne Tice of Traverse City, Robin & Lonnie LaMadline of Paris, Scott & Pam Tice of Muskegon, Cheryl & Steve Parent of North Carolina, Marty Fulton of Port Huron, Darlene McDonnell of Port Huron, Kirk Fulton of Port Huron, Cheryll & Barry Slingerland of Fort Gratiot;  step-mother, Nancy (Montney-Tice) Fulton of Paris;  parents-in-law, Rosswell “Pastor Lucky” & Donna Fulton, Sr. of  of Brohman;  siblings-in-law, Rosswell H. & Maryhelen Fulton, Jr. of Bitely, Randy & Toni Fulton of Brohman, Rusty & Diane Fulton of Bitely, and Ricky & Kim Fulton of Bitely; lots of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews all over the country;  and can’t forget his special cousin (raised like brothers), Ron & Bonnie Fulton of Cedarville, dear friend and former brother-in-law, Don Flagg of California, and dear friend, Rolanda Richardson of Woodland Park.  There are a lot of people that Bill considered his family – if we’ve forgotten any please forgive us we don’t mean to leave anyone out that was so precious in his life.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Amazing Grace Acres Church in Brohman, with a potluck and sharing of story’s of Bill’s life.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bill’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Shiloh Flagg on January 11, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Uncle Billy! I’ll miss you!!! All those summers in California, the cards, the Pepsi, the jokes, the way you gave us all a hard time any chance you could, your laugh, you telling me I got fat from visiting Amber’s ice cream parlor that one summer. I mean the memories go on and on! That one Michigan Christmas you were Santa, you got us girls all beautiful dresses for church, made us a snow play land, slumber parties in your basement, and never forget the antique shows too! You always treated me as a daughter, and I sure felt like I was one always! Amber, Kathy and Jason – you are all in my prayers! I love you all! Big loss losing this big man! Uncle Bill Enjoy heaven and Josh, I’ll see you soon buddy!

  2. sandra sweet on January 11, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    kathy im so glade i got to see,and eat with you and bill at the rose god has bill in the palm of his hand now and i just wounder if bill is playing pranks on god!you are in my though,s and prayer,s and i praise you for such a blessing that you truley are bless you , sandy ( ray) sweet

  3. Ruth Foote on January 12, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please feel free to stop by anytime. Love and Hugs to you my friend. Ruth Foote

  4. Cindy Wymer on January 18, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Kathy, deedub and I are so sorry for your loss. I’m so glad you retired when you did to spend that time with Bill. If the world keeps going like it is you will see him sooner then some people think.
    Our prayers are with you. ❤️

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