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R. Duane Culver

  • Birth 26 Jan 1918 Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 11 May 2002 Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 52093390

R. Duane Culver, 84, Topeka, died Saturday, May 11, 2002, at a Topeka hospice house.

He was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Lyndon, to Grant and Mabel Thompson Culver. He spent his early life in Lyndon and graduated from Lyndon High School in 1937. He was a dairy farmer in the Lyndon community before he moved to Topeka in 1964. He worked for Hiller's Dairy and the Seaman school district. He was head custodian at Seaman High School for many years before he retired.

He was a longtime member of Northland Christian Church. He had served on a township board and was a 4-H Club leader when he lived in the Lyndon community.

He married Pauline Griffith on March 12, 1944, in Burlingame. She died April 6, 2001. A grandson, Ryan Harris, died in infancy.

Survivors include two sons, James R. Culver, Topeka, and Steven M. Culver, Meriden; a daughter, Katherine P. Harris, Topeka; three sisters, Alice Wilson, Topeka, Lois Failor, Lyndon, and Leila Bond, Emmett; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northland Christian Church. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lyndon Cemetery. Mr. Culver will lie in state after noon Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home, where relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northland Christian Church or Midland Hospice House and sent in care of the funeral home.

Topeka Capital-Journal, The, May 13, 2002


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  • Maintained by: lkpt
  • Originally Created by: Dale Bernhardt
  • Added: 7 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52093390
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for R. Duane Culver (26 Jan 1918–11 May 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52093390, citing Lyndon Cemetery, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by lkpt (contributor 47024506) .