More detail on this person: Col. James O. Culver KEWANEE, Ill. - Col. James O. Culver, Ret., 69, of Kewanee Ill., died at 7:10 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2007, at The University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded. Rev. Ronald Toliver will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Youth Services Bureau. James was born on October 12, 1938, in Kewanee, the son of Oliver Tolson and Theodosia (Markham) Culver. He married Dannie Powell on August 28, 1965, in Rock Island. She survives as well as two sons, James O. Culver, Jr. and Andrea Blomer, Essen, Germany, Jeffery O. Culver and Marianne Matuszyk, Kewanee, three grandchildren, Samantha, Jacob and Joseph, all of Kewanee, and a brother, Col. John D. Culver (Regina), Lee's Summit, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Samuel, a sister, Patricia McGinnis, and a brother in infancy. He graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1956 and received his BA from St. Leo College and his masters from Florida Institute of Technology. He served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserves for 33 years and served most of his career at the Pentagon. He served two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He also worked at John Deere Harvester as a maintenance engineer, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the First Congregational Church. He had served on the Kewanee Planning Commission, Henry County Revolving Loan Fund, a 32nd Degree Mason, Consistory, and Material Handling Society.
Burial information: Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL
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