(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.

Harold resided 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 at:

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.


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