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Velma Caroline Beitz Culver, 100, of Stewardson passed away at 10:15 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, in Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson with Pastor David Weaver officiating. Visitation for family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Burial will follow in Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson, or the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 5550 Executive Dr., No. 300, Tampa, FL 33609.
Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg. Send condolences at www.howeandyockey.com.
Velma was a lifelong resident of rural Stewardson. She was born on Aug. 11, 1916, in rural Stewardson to Fred August Beitz and Anna Marie Pieper Beitz. Velma married Lawrence Elmer Culver on Feb. 20, 1938, in Stewardson. Lawrence passed away on Nov. 22, 1975. Velma was baptized, confirmed and was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson. Velma was a member of Trinity Ladies Aid and enjoyed quilting.
She is survived by her four children, Carolyn Crim, Arlyn (Dottie) Culver, Sharon (John) Beldon and Donna Evans; grandchildren, Walker (Jennifer) Culver, Johnna (Gary) Schultz, Amanda Culver, Vanessa (David) Doedtman, Susan (George) Sorial, Sheri (Todd) Klucker, Autumn (Heath) McCormick, Beth (Jeremy) Martin and Chad (Tina) Evans; and great-grandchildren, Wade and Will Culver, Jacob, Jonathan and Jocelyn Schultz, Hannah, Grace, Audra and Sarah Doedtman, Jonas, James, Fenmore and Sloane Martin, Madison and Laine Evans, Sophia, Johnny, Anna and Mark Sorial, Claire, Ross and Lorelei McCormick, and Morgan and Nathan Klucker.
Velma was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence (Fern) Beitz, Ervin (Mildred) Beitz and Freddie (Aline) Beitz; and sons-in-law, Cecil Crim and Ron Evans.
Published on May 9, 2017
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