Carolyn J. Culver

Jan 6, 2018
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Memorial Services: 11:00 AM, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Waterloo First United Methodist Church.


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, January 19, at Locke Funeral Home


Interment will precede the services.
10:00 AM, January 20th, 2018
at the Waterloo Cemetery


Waterloo First United Methodist Church or the Covenant Foundation


Carolyn J. Culver, 87, of Waterloo, died at Covenant Medical Center Saturday, January 6, 2018. She was born April 3, 1930 in Keota, daughter of Harold and Bess Kammer Corell and graduated from Sigourney High School in 1947 and attended business college in Omaha.

She married Jack Doolin in 1949 in Sigourney and they later divorced. Carolyn married Jay W. Culver on April 28, 1956 in Des Moines; he died May 18, 2017.

She began work with Jenkins‑Fergeman Co. and through the change to Pioneer Graphics from 1977‑1990 as office manager.

Carolyn was a member of Waterloo First United Methodist Church and past president of First United Methodist Church Women, administrative board past president of Covenant Auxiliary, and member of PEO Chapter JP. She and her husband were diplomats with the Visitors and Convention Bureau at the Waterloo Airport information desk. They were also members of IMP for more than 40 years. She was very active in the Friendship Village Communities.

She is survived by her three sons: Casey (Val) of Cedar Falls, Kerry of Lakeville, MN, and Kevin (Janine) of Shakopee, MN; three grandchildren: Shandrelle (Logan) Moore, Makaela (Thu) Culver and Johanne (Johnny) Culver Higdon; four great-grandchildren: Jazmyne, Zayah, Johquez, and Wren; a brother, Jim Corell of Buffalo, WY; a sister, Ann Coleman of Berryville, AR; and a sister in law, JoAnn Corell of Mt. Pleasant.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Carol L. Culver; a brother, Dick Corell; and a sister in law, Ruby Corell.

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  1. Mayor Bill Trossen | Jan 11, 2018
    My condolences to the family of Carolyn Culver, my Church is praying for the LORD's comfort during this most difficult time.
  2. Lydia Mustafic | Jan 10, 2018

    I will so miss Ms Carolyn’s sweet face and kind and loving disposition. It hurts knowing that she is gone. She brightened my day whenever she came into the office. What a true angel she was. 

  3. Jim Corell by Tricia Berlinger | Jan 08, 2018

    Miss you already.  Rest in peace and tell Jay I miss him too!  Sorry I can't be there.

  4. Donita Doolin Bolt | Jan 08, 2018
    Condolences to the family. 
  5. CHAD VAN DYKE | Jan 08, 2018
  6. Dawn Wessels | Jan 08, 2018
    Carolyn had the most class of any woman I have ever known. She loved my daughters and I as if we were her own and we loved her. The world has lost an earthly angel. May you rest in eternal peace dear sweet Carolyn.
  7. casey l culver | Jan 08, 2018
    thank you to everyone who helped make our mothers life special and to her for all of us she helped be special.

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