DeVon D. Culver

DeVon D. Culver
DeVon D. Culver passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2008 in Wayland with his family at his side. DeVon was born June 26, 1928 in Mishawauka, IN, the son of Willard and Lillian (Kruger) Culver. He started working at KVP Sutherland in Parchment, MI in 1946 at the age of 18 until his retirement in 1988 after 42 years. On October 2, 1948 in Kalamazoo, he married the former Irene Bodnar. In their younger years, he enjoyed taking Irene and their children to church on Sundays, going to drive-in movies and Sunday drives to get ice cream. DeVon would do anything for his wife and children without complaining. He also loved walking, bowling, dancing and getting together with family for holidays, playing games with family and friends, meeting and talking to people and making new friends wherever he went. He won several trophies in shuffleboard and for Christmas decorations. DeVon was a Boy Scout leader and was a member of V.F.W. Post #3030. He enjoyed collecting eagles and the American flag. He is survived by his wife, Irene; a son, David (Barb) Culver of Bangor; 3 daughters, Jaci Wilson of Otsego, Nancy (John) Fahrne of Bradley, Pat (Walt) Schmitt of Otsego; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Culver of Richland; 2 brothers-in-law, Jim Bodnar and Gene Mays; 3 sisters-in-law, Donna Bodnar, Grace Bodnar and Sharon Bodnar; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Culver; an infant sister, Virginia Culver; a brother, Bill Culver and a grandson-in-law Davey Westerfield. Friends may meet with the family Wednesday, January 23, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. until the memorial service time of 11:30 a.m. at Winkel Funeral Home, Rev. Jack Doorlag, officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in honor of his son Jim.
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