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Cole Lee Culver
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1919
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2011
Wexford County
Michigan, USA

Cole Lee Culver of Cadillac died Tuesday March 15, 2011 at his home. He was 92.

He was born in Colfax Township of Wexford County on April 15, 1919 to Wm. Franklin & Elva Rebecca (Lee) Culver. Cole graduated from Mesick High School and went to work at BF Goodrich and later enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Campaign during World War II.

He returned from the War and went to Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas where he graduated with a Bachelor's in math and science. Mr. Culver had been a teacher and a Baseball and Basketball coach in Rosehill, Kansas and moved to Wichita, where he retired from teaching in 1979.

Each summer, he and his wife would come back to the Manton/Cadillac area to spend their summer vacation and it was during that time the he went on to receive his Master's from the University of Michigan. His biggest love was fishing, both fly fishing and on Lake Michigan out of Frankfort. After retirement, he moved to Cadillac to build a house and started the Paddleboat Rental by the Marina Restaurant and also owned and operated Aqua Play Marina on M-115.

He married the former Mary Aline Hunter on May 25, 1948 in Winfield, Kansas and she survives him along with their children: Craig (Vickie) Culver of Spring Lake, Cal (Sarah) Culver of Rogers, AR, and Colene "Coco" (Tom) Kangas of Scottsdale, AZ; threegrandchildren: Kelsy Kangas, Sadie (Nate) Heckerson, and Logan Culver.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Culver and a sister, Bea Polly. 
Family links: 
  Frank W Culver (1897 - 1960)
  Elva R Lee Culver (1899 - ____)
  Cole Lee Culver (1919 - 2011)
  Donald Leo Culver (1921 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Soper Cemetery
Wexford County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Ron Altman
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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Cole and I worked together as teachers at Roosevelt Junior High School, Wichita Kansas in the 1960's and 70's. He was an excellent math teacher.
- David G. Stuart
 Added: Apr. 8, 2015

- drbuck
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Ron Altman
 Added: Mar. 21, 2011

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