George John Culver, 89, of Upper Sandusky, was called home to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
He was born Dec. 31, 1922, to George Frank and Laura (Blayster) Culver. He married Dorothy E. Hessley June 2, 1943, and she preceded him in death April 15, 1988. He then married Audrey Austin in 1989, and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
Mr. Culver is survived by his children, Peggy (Bill) Schoenberger of Upper Sandusky, Ronald (Margaret) Culver of Tiffin, Robert (Wanda) Culver of Carey and Carol (Kevin) Ory of Westerville; grandchildren, Corrina (Steve) Waggy, Kelly (Kevin) Eikenbary, David (Jodi) Culver, Jennifer (Bradley) Phillips, Barry (Nicki) Culver, Tracey (Michael) Thompson, Melinda and Del Culver, and Emily, Joshua and Samantha Ory;, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Larry Culver, whom George took into his home and raised. He also is survived by stepchildren Terry Austin, Cathy Toupin and Cindy Martin; 10 stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward Robert Culver.
Mr. Culver attended Community Christian Center and Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, where he became a true servant of God. His life of service to those in need served as a role model for those who survive him.
He was the founder of Culver Construction from 1959-1988. George retired in 1988, but continued to frequent the office. With his sons taking over the business, it continues on as Culver Construction. George was manager of Parkway Estates for 25 years.
Mr. Culver was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 777. For hobbies, Mr. Culver enjoyed listening to gospel music, playing cards, golfing, bowling, reading and walking. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and OSU fan. One of the highlights of his life was being able to partake in the honor flight in 2010. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving and generous father and a proud grandfather.
A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Bringman Clark Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, with full military gravesite honors conducted by the Upper Sandusky Veterans Color Guard. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, Open Door Resources, Christian Appalachian Project or the charity of the donor's choice in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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