Ryan Scott Fulkerson

Ryan Scott Fulkerson

Birth
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 11 May 2014 (aged 26)
Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 199869735 · View Source
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Ryan Fulkerson, a 26-year-old father of twin girls, was severely beaten, shot in the head and then dumped in a rural Decatur County ditch and left for dead on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

A farmer discovered the unconscious body around 10 a.m. Sunday morning in a ditch just north of Decatur City. Ryan was taken to the Decatur County Hospital for treatment of his injuries and later transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, but remained in a coma for several days. He died from his injuries on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Ryan Scott Fulkerson, son of Scott Alan Fulkerson and Tammy Kaye Ross Fulkerson was born October 10, 1987 in Des Moines, Iowa and passed from this life Friday, May 16, 2014 at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at 26 years of age.

Ryan grew up in Murray and moved with his family to Leon where he graduated from Central Decatur High School in 2006. He worked in the Leon area and in his free time he enjoyed working on cars and building derby cars with his brother and their friends. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his twin daughters and nieces and nephew.

Those relatives who preceded Ryan in death were his grandfather, Robert Ross Sr. and grandmother, Patricia Fees.

Ryan leaves to cherish his memory, twin daughters, Shayelynn and Sharolynn; parents, Scott and Tammy Fulkerson of Leon, IA; sister, Ashley (David) Sorter of Murray, IA; brother, Cody Fulkerson of Leon, IA; niece and nephew Kelsey and Austin of Murray, IA; niece, Kylie of Fort Collins, CO; grandmother, Jean Ross of Osceola, IA; grandfather, Gary Fees of Polk City, IA; grandfather, John (Linda) Fulkerson of FL; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to his family to be decided on at a later date.

Memorial services were held at Kale Funeral Home, Osceola, Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Cremation followed the services.

Visitation with family present was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ryan's murder remains unsolved. Anyone with information is urged to call Sergeant Chris Lane with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department at 641-446-4111 or Agent Mike Rowe with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 641-342-6263.


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  • Created by: Jody Ewing
  • Added: 8 Jun 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 199869735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ryan Scott Fulkerson (10 Oct 1987–11 May 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 199869735, ; Maintained by Jody Ewing (contributor 47271115) Cremated.