Obit: Culbert, Marian L. (1923 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Culbert, Micke, Benzschawel, Velcheck, Vanderhyden, Schmidt, Schulte, Monaghan, Larson, Lyon, Meuret

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 4/09/2014

Culbert, Marian L. (29 May 1923 - 6 April 2014)

Marian L. Culbert, age 90, formerly of Eau Claire, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Marian was born May 29, 1923, in the Town of Worden, Clark County, WI, to Anton and Mary Micke. She graduated from Thorp High School in 1941. She married Francis J. Culbert, of Chippewa Falls, on February 14, 1946, in Thorp, and then made their home in Eau Claire. Francis, who served with the U. S. Army in Europe during World War II, died of Hodgkin’s disease on February 7, 1950.

Marian was employed at Edwin’s women’s apparel store and was a long-time employee of Sears Roebuck. She was president of the Eau Claire chapter of Naim and served on the boards of the Consumers Cooperative Association of Eau Claire and the area chapter of AARP. She enjoyed traveling and visited many destinations in North America, Europe and Africa. Marian completed numerous adult education classes, studied family genealogy and was an accomplished seamstress. She was a Brownie and Cub Scout leader, bowler, golfer, public library volunteer and member of Immaculate Conception Parish, where she sang in the church choir.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Anna Benzschawel, Cecelia Velcheck, Veronica Benzschawel, Margaret Vanderhyden, Dolores Schmidt, Lenore Schulte; and a brother, William Micke.

She is survived by sons: Patrick (Jane) Culbert, Menomonie, and Thomas (Margaret) Culbert, Alexandria, VA; grandchildren: Elizabeth (William) Monaghan, New Orleans, Kathryn Culbert (Jon Larson), Minneapolis, Patrick Culbert, (Alexander Lyon) Berlin, Germany, Peter (Emily) Culbert, Roseville, CA, and Edward Culbert, Milton, FL; great-grandchildren William and Fergus Monaghan, Phoebe Larson, Davis Culbert and Samuel Culbert, and many nieces and nephews.

Marian’s family is grateful for the skillful and loving care provided by the staff of the Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church, 1712 Highland Ave., Eau Claire, with the Rev. Don Meuret officiating. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery, Chippewa Falls. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eat Claire, where a 7 p.m. prayer service will conclude the evening’s visitation. Friends may also call at the church on Friday morning from, 10 a.m. until the time of service

The family prefers that memorials be given in Marian’s name to Regis High School in Eau Claire or L. E Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire.

Friend and family may offer condolences online at  Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.



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