Donald J. Fulkert, Jr.

Donald J. Fulkert, Jr., 82, of Genoa, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, in Mercy St. Charles Hospital after a sudden illness.  He was born in Genoa on June 12, 1939, to Donald J. and Alice K. (Lentz) Fulkert.  He graduated from Genoa High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Navy.  He married Brenda K. (Hoeft) at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Genoa, on April 14, 1961, and made Genoa their forever home. 
Don started working for his father’s company, D.J. Fulkert & Son Roofing, prior to serving in the military and returned to take over the family business for the next 55 years until his retirement in 1999.  During his service in the Navy, he was a member of the 6th Fleet, Admiral’s Staff, serving with Admiral Brown in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Des Moines (CA-134).  He was always very proud that he had the opportunity to serve his country.  Don was a past member of the Genoa Kiwanis Club and the Jaycees and an avid golfer.  He was a member of the Heatherdowns Country Club, Fremont Country Club and the Toledo Country Club where he was a member of the 1897 Society.  Don was a voracious reader, enjoying history while keeping up on the current events unfolding on the world stage.  Don also was an animal lover who spoiled his canine companions and enjoyed every minute of it!
Don is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Brenda, son Donald “DJ” (Karin Ihnot) Fulkert, grandchildren, Andrew Fulkert, Michelle (Josh) Wolfe, great grandchildren, Aubree and Haylee Fulkert, Garrett, Trenton and Beckett Wolfe, and sister Claire (Roger) Kille.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 PM, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, in the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West Street, Genoa.  The funeral service will be private with interment in the Clay Township Cemetery, Genoa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Ottawa County, 2424 E. Sand Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.  Online condolences may be shared at 


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