Harvey Richard Fuls, 87 of Caldwell, died suddenly on June 14, 2018 following a tragic accident at his home. He was healthy and strong as a horse until the end. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 22nd at Montana Avenue Baptist Church, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Harvey was born October 10, 1930 in Britt, Iowa, to Hinderk and Martha Fuls. He grew up in Iowa and Arkansas, eventually moving to Omaha, Nebraska, where he went to work at a garage. His boss was to be his future father-in-law. Harvey met and married Josephine ‘Jo’ Shayler-Fowler in 1950. He and Jo shared 65 years of marriage prior to her death in 2015. They moved from Nebraska to California to Washington and to Oregon before settling in Idaho in 1973 with the dream of homesteading 300 acres. He moved on to other dreams after the grandchildren started arriving in the 70’s.
Harvey spent most of his life driving truck, owning his own 10-wheel dump truck in the early years. He frequently reminisced of hauling much of the rock to build Disneyland in California in the 50’s. After moving to Idaho, Harvey worked on a ranch in Nevada for many years before he began driving long haul for local companies including Bill Luna Trucking and Motor West in Caldwell.
Harvey loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved him dearly. He spent much of the last 2 years playing with and watching his namesake, ‘Little Harv’ grow, but still managed to get some rather long road trips in to visit family and friends. Among his favorite things to do were fishing with his friend, Bob Morrison and traveling. He and Jo traveled extensively over the years having visited most of the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, with a trip to Europe in 2008 where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of hiking in the Alps.
He was a generous and Godly man who didn’t miss an opportunity to spread the Word of God and help others. He was a charter member of Montana Avenue Baptist Church in Caldwell and spent many hours working at and for the church since 1973, becoming among other things, an avid gopher hunter.
Harvey is survived by his children, Jim (Kris), Cindy (Ron), Mike (Nancy), and Sue (Chex); sister, Lois; brothers, Bill, Robert, and Alvin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jo, his parents, and brothers, Karl and Leo.