Dale R. Culp

Dale R. Culp

Dale R. Culp, age 84, of Fitchburg, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1932, in Madison, the son of Cecil Harold and Eleanor Janette (Spilde) Culp. Dale graduated from Oregon High School in 1950, and following high school he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He was united in marriage to Mary Buol on May 20, 1955. Dale had a strong work ethic, and was always working. He retired from MG&E in 1994 after 42 years. Dale loved gardening and spending time with his family, especially going camping and fishing. Dale and Mary loved to dance, and after retirement enjoyed learning how to square dance. They were also involved with ATRA (Airedale Terrier Rescue Adoption) and always had a dog in the family. Dale was a Packers and Badgers fan. He was a lifelong member of People’s United Methodist of Oregon.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; daughters, Karlene (Rick) Huckstadt of Lodi and Karen Culp of Madison; son, Steven (Cynthia) Culp of Oregon; granddaughter, Faith Majors-Culp of Oregon; sisters, Carlene Riley of Madison and Rita (Kenneth “Bud”) Ricker of Alabama; sister-in-law, Ruth (Helmut) Jeschke of Oregon; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Ralph Thornton; son-in-law, David Fix; sister, Cecilla Thornton; brothers-in-law, Ed Riley and Francis Buol; and nephew, Victor Jeschke.

A memorial service will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, at 12 noon, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with the Rev. Jason Mahnke presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made ATRA (Airedale Terrier Rescue Adoption) www.aire-rescue.org or to People’s United Methodist Church of Oregon.

A special thank you to St. Mary’s Hospital medical staff and the Fitchburg EMS. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street