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John William 'Bill' Culver

John William "Bill" Culver

Jan 24, 1923 - Dec 4, 2011
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Bill Culver of Riverton died at the Wind River Healthcare Center in Riverton Sunday evening, Dec. 4, 2011. He was 88.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Doug Hill of the Pavillion Community Methodist Church officiates.

Interment follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton with military honors.

John William Culver was born in Fowler, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1923, the son of Orris C. and Tina M. (Darnell) Culver. He was graduated from Riverton High School with the Class of 1942.

He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II and in the Korean War.

Mr. Culver had lived in Riverton for 70 years after residency in Fowler, Colo., Ft. Apache, Ariz., Valentine, Ariz., Reserve, Wis., Tama, Iowa, Philadelphia, Miss., and Arapahoe, Wy.

He was of the Protestant faith and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Culver worked in the oil fields for 31 years and was a real estate investor.

His family said he enjoyed history, especially that of Riverton, genealogy, traveling, and square dancing.

Survivors include a brother, Charlie W. Culver and his wife Wilma Earl of Dubois, and a sister, Mary Herring and her husband Bob Stam of Albuquerque, N.M., sister-in-law, Pauline Culver of Riverton.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Dean Culver; sisters, Lola Mae McCutchen and Jessie M. Beall.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, the American Legion, or Wind River Post 3628 Veterans of Foreign Wars, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 . On-line condolences may be made at: Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.