Eizaya Fulks Obituary (2016 – 2021) – Waterloo, IA

Eizaya Michel Foulques

October 27, 2016 – October 21, 2021

CEDAR FALLS-Eizaya Michel Fulks, almost 5 years old, of Cedar Falls, passed away peacefully on Thursday October 21, 2021. He was born on October 27, 2016, son of Eli and Ellie (Wendel) Fulks. Eizaya defied the odds of Down’s syndrome and overcame many challenges during five fulfilling years of life. Eizaya enjoyed spending time outdoors with her family, including kayaking and cabin tours. Besides the sunny days outside, Eizaya’s favorite things were the swings, balloons, and lights. Eizaya loved to play babies with her little sister, Eyris; to be read by his older brother Exavier and give him raspberries; and dance and snuggle up with his older brother, Eathin. He rejoiced in the care and protection of his dog, Sadie, and his cat, Elsie. Eizaya loved to snuggle up in the rocking chair with her mom and play chimes with her dad. He adored his grandparents and had a special relationship with his grandmother Deb. He enjoyed frequent visits from his aunts and cousins, and their vacations together, including a recent trip to Juneau, AK. He has spent many happy days under the loving care of his nurse, Michelle. Eizaya left a deep impact on everyone around her.

Eizaya is survived by her parents and siblings, Eathin, Exavier and Eyris; her grandparents, Chris Wendel of Waterloo, and Deb and Dan Fulks of Waterloo; great-grandmother Della Wendel, aunts and uncles, Carrie and Mike Wendel-Hummell from Lawrence, KS, Marie and Chris Heidemann from Juneau, AK, Gabe and Sandy Fulks from Janesville, IA and Chuck and Karla Fulks from Shell Rock, IA ; cousins, Jazlyn and Jula Wendel-Hummell, Lydia and Molly Heidemann, and Ella and Kevin Fulks; and his wonderful nurse Michelle Morgan. His grandfather, Dennis Wendel, predeceased him.

The Fulks and Wendel families are grateful to the many rescuers, nurses, therapists, doctors and teachers who have cared for Eizaya over the years. To learn more about Trisomy-13, visit: https://trisomy.org/

Celebration of Life at Hick’s Place (6658 Pashby Rd, Cedar Falls) on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. Tours will start at 1:00 p.m. Masks requested for interior spaces. Memories can be addressed to the family. Visit www.LockeFuneralHome.com to learn more.

Posted by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on October 29, 2021.

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