Doris Elaine Fulwider, 92, died Wednesday Sept. 30, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a short illness surrounded by her family.

A memorial service is being planned for next spring.

There will be a private graveside service at Riverside Cemetery.

Doris was born in Alburnett, April 25, 1928, moving to Anamosa in December 1939 where her only sibling Janis Wilson was born shortly thereafter. She graduated from Anamosa High School in 1946.

Upon his return after serving in WWII, Robert L Fulwider and Doris were married and lived their entire lives in Anamosa. Doris was briefly employed at Reliant Shirt Factory in Anamosa and then worked for decades as an operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Anamosa. That office closed due to modernization and Doris retired. She and Robert would later manage apartment buildings in Anamosa for many years.

Doris was very creative; doing elaborate needle point projects, knitting and sewing and crafting gifts for friends and family. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, watching the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes on television and spent hours watching the Decorah eagles. For many years Doris was a polling volunteer during elections. They traveled extensively in the USA often returning to their favorite state, Colorado.

She is survived by her three sons: Steven (Jane) Moline, Ill., Mike, Anamosa and Cris (Dorothy) Port Hueneme, Cailf., her sister Janis Wilson, Anamosa, her sister-in-law, Mary Fulwider Postel, Anamosa, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Doris was proceeded in death by an infant daughter, her husband of 62 years, Robert L. Fulwider, her parents, Clyde S. and Irma L. Wilson and her daughter-in-law, Janan Fulwider.

Memorials may be made in Doris’ name to the Jones County Regional Hospital. The family wants to thank the staff of Anamosa Care Center for all their help and care over the years.

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