Stephen Clyde Culmer

Stephen Clyde Culmer

March 21, 1947 - August 17, 2014

Stephen Clyde Culmer

March 21, 1947 - August 17, 2014


Stephen Clyde Culmer of Spring Hill, TN, passed away on August 17, 2014 at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN, after a nine month battle with cancer. Stephen Steve Culmer was born March 21, 1947 to Clyde and Ione Calkins Culmer of Woolstock, IA. He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1966. He served in the US Air Force with one term at Phuket Air Force Base in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge in 1970. He was united in marriage to Donna Mae Umthun at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove on May 25, 1974. Steve was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Cecelia Ann. He is survived by his wife Donna; son Jeff Patti, Spring Hill, TN; sisters, Nancy Steve Whitaker, Ankeny, IA; Sue Phil Grove, Van Meter, IA; brother Dan Karen, Worsley, Alberta, Canada; grandchildren Sophia and Ethan Culmer; and ten nieces and nephews. Services are scheduled September 2, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, TN. The family will also gather at Rose Hill Cemetery in Eagle Grove, IA. on September 5, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. for a memorial service.

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20 responses to Stephen Clyde Culmer

  1. Ruth Otto says:

    Donna & Jeff: So sadden to hear of Steve’s passing and his battle with cancer. Sure wish we lived closer, I would love to come for his Celebration of Life service. I have so many fond memories of the 3 of you while you lived in Fort Dodge. You are in our prayers for God’s Comfort during this time. Would love to hear from you Donna.

  2. Rest in peace Steve and know that you have touched so many lives with your love, humor and kindness~~especially ours!! Hold your little daughter now and be at peace….we will see you again “Clydie”

  3. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my classmate Steve. He was always a very kind, caring and gentle person. Please just know that many of us from the Class of ’66 will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  4. We are sorry for your loss here on earth but rejoice with you that he is no longer battling and is in joy and peace with his wonderful Savior! May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. We are praying for you! The Freeman Family

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a kind man. I’m so glad he loved Jesus and is with Him now! May our Lord comfort you all now in your time of grieving. Sincerely, Wendy Otto Casciato

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