|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1914|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2010|
Carl Alvin Culver, 95, of Pine Island formerly of Oronoco, died Friday, September 17, 2010 at Cedarview Care Center, Owatonna.
He was born November 23, 1914 in Oronoco Twsp, Minnesota the son of Ross and Anna (Meyher) Culver. Here he was raised and attended Coon Grove Country School. He later worked on area farms and hauled milk. He entered the United States Army Air Corps in 1942 and served four years during WWII. During that time, Carl was united in marriage to Lydia Wittlief on December 23, 1943 in Oronoco. Carl was serving in Bakersfield, CA so after their marriage they returned to California and Lydia later returned to Oronoco expecting their first child. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1946, Carl returned to Minnesota and rejoined his family.
They farmed near Oronoco and he also owned and operated his own milk hauling route. In 1966, Carl began working for Mayo Clinic in Rochester as a custodian and retired from Mayo in 1980. Lydia died in April 2006.
Carl enjoyed fishing. Mostly local, but he did like to fish on Milacs and Leech Lake. He especially enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, cedar chests and even a spinning wheel. He was a faithful member of the Grace Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and worked on the building of the new church. He served on the Oronoco Cemetery Board for over 40 years and was also a member of the American Legion in Pine Island. Carl was a very social person and enjoyed visiting and making new friends. He was always interested in new things and eager to learn.
He is survived by a son, Jim (and Judy) Culver of Chippewa Falls; a daughter, Linda (and Jim) Schull of Medford; a sister, Virginia Myhro of Rochester; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Janelle, Jeremy, Melissa, Melanie, Mark, Matt, and Mitch; and 16 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia, his parents, a sister, Vina and a brother, Grant.
Visitation will be at Grace Lutheran Church, Oronoco on Monday, September 20, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, Oronoco with Reverend Paul Baldauf officiating. Interment will be in the Oronoco Cemetery in Oronoco. Memorials are preferred to the Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 238, Oronoco, MN 55960
Obituary and photo from Michaelson Funeral Home.
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
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