Stephen L. Tulley

Born: Sun., Oct. 26, 1947
Died: Thu., Jul. 20, 2017


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 23, 2017
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Jul. 24, 2017
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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Stephen Tulley, 69, of Montpelier, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance. He was born on October 26, 1947 in Wolf Lake, Indiana to Gloyd G. Tulley and Edna M. (Fisher) Smith. He graduated from Churubusco High School.

Steve honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On April 16, 1988 he married Linda L. Gaff in Fort Wayne, Indiana and she survives. Steve was a big fan of Notre Dame football and loved to watch NASCAR.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Tulley of Montpelier; seven children, Gretchen (Chris) McKinley of Fort Wayne, IN, Steve Rice of Angola, IN, Brent Tulley of Durango, CO, Amy (Bill) Brisentine of Angola, IN, Alicia (Jim) Spurlin of Bryan, OH and Misty Rice of Montpelier, OH; eightteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Onda Williams of Columbia City, IN, Connie Hull of Churubusco, IN and Jan Hardacre of Columbia City, IN; other family members and close friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, son, Joshua Rice and two brothers, Jack and Rick Tulley.

Visitation for Steve will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2-6 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. A funeral service will take place on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Don Harris to officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with Military Honors being presented by the Montpelier Veterans. Memorial donations may be made to CHP Hospice or to the Family.

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Sandra (Krauss) Sanchez
   Posted Fri July 21, 2017
It's hard to let a loved one go but they will always live on in the memories of all the lives Steve touched. He will be missed greatly.

Teresa Hoffman
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers for the family!

John Richards
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the family from the Richards family.

Steven & Amy Rice
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Sorry we couldn't make the services, but prayers and condolences are with the family. Loving thoughts are with you.

Nancy Johnson
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
My sympathy's to the family. I very much enjoyed helping Stephen out during his journey. Nancy, Cancer Assistance

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