|(Tuesday - November
03, 2020) - Harold "Harry" Duane Culver, age 85, of Iron Mountain passed
away on Sunday, November 1, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, after
a long, hard struggle with Covid 19.
Harold was born in Spencer,
Iowa, the son of Ralph and Marie (Reeverts) Culver on September 23,
1935. The family moved in 1941 to a farm near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin,
where Harold resided until moving to Milwaukee, in 1953. Harold married
the love of his life Nancy Pietrantonio in Milwaukee in 1977 where they
resided until retiring in 1992 to Iron Mountain.
in Milwaukee, most of his adult life. His career started at the Allis
Chalmers Co. in the fifties, and he attained a drafting/design
apprenticeship, later graduating from DeVry Technical Institute in
electronics. He worked at the AC-Electronics (Delco) divisions of
General Motors for 36 years, retiring as a Manufacturing Engineering
supervisor in 1992. Harold enjoyed an active life. As a talented and
accomplished engineer during the Cold War era, he worked on significant
projects for both military and space applications. In retirement, Harold
enjoyed golfing, woodworking, home remodeling, fixing just about
anything, and reading. He was a member of Oak Crest Golf Course, a
participant at the St. Mary and Joseph Adoration Chapel, and a member of
St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Harold also volunteered at the
Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for several years. Nancy and
Harold RV'd and camped, covering most of the United States and some of
Canada, spending extended periods in warmer climates during the first 19
years of retirement.
Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy; his
children, Barbara (Timothy) Dwyer of Minneapolis, Thomas (Cheryl) Culver
of Green Bay, and Christina (Robert) Thode of Florence, Kentucky; eight
grandchildren, Ty, Thomas, Patrick and Andrea Dwyer, Jillian (David)
Polzin, Chelsea Culver, Dan Thode and Rachel Thode; his
great-grandchild, Thomas Culver; his sister-in-law, Maxine Culver; and
many nieces and nephews in both the extended Culver and Pietrantonio
families. A special thank you to Nancy's nephew Dan Pietrantonio and
wife Cheryl for all the caring and assistance.
Along with his
parents, Harold was preceded in death by his brothers, Russel and Wayne
Culver, and his sister, Doris Smith.
Due to COVID 19 concerns
private services will be held at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home
in Iron Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Iron Mountain.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Harold D. Culver online
The family has entrusted the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral