Warren D. Culver

October 10, 1934January 30, 2014
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Warren D. Culver,Okemos, formerly of Detroit and Grand Rapids

Born October 10, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to Worth and Mildred Culver, he passed on January 30, 2014. Warren’s tenure with MEA-MESSA-MEDNA was from 1969 until his retirement July 30, 1996. On retirement he was executive director of MESSA Insurance. He was a gregarious, philanthropic, fun-loving man devoted to his family and friends. During his time at the University of Michigan, Warren was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. Warren was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet; son, Wayne David Culver and his parents. Warren is survived by his wife, Jean Davis-Culver; children, Martha (Brett) Maurits, Steven (Janice Fuller) and Elizabeth (Chris) Edwards; also, Carlton and Lori Fluker; 7 grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan and Kaitlyn Edwards, Chase Maurits, Justin (Dana) Drwon, Autumn and Skye Fluker; 2 great-grandchildren, Kylah and Sawyer Drwon; dear mother, Ethel Culver; sister, Stephanie (Gil) Witt; brothers, Martin (Barbara) Culver and Mike (Patty) Butzke, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing with Bishop John D. Schleicher and Pastor Martin Culver officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 9 from 2-4 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter, 4595 Broadmoor Ave SE, Ste 230, Kentwood, MI 49512 or Greater Lansing Food Bank, PO Box 16224, Lansing, MI 48901. "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning! Red sky at night, sailors delight!” Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2014

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Pat Short

February 25, 2014

Dearest Ruby,
Now, these are the days of real lonesomeness. I can feel the sadness you feel. Warren was such a charming, fine gentleman and you, lady, were an angel of mercy and love. God will reward you for that. Would you please send this on as a small memorial to Warren's service to teachers and children?

Lois Fisher

February 11, 2014

Ruby, My heart goes out to you as you face this time of loss. May you be comforted by the many gentle reminders of Warren and the fond memories you two created live on in your heart. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. May your faith sustain and comfort you, and God's love enfold you and give you peace.

Lane Hotchkiss

February 10, 2014

Ruby, we are so sorry for your loss and our love is with you during these difficult times. We all loved Warren and he was a great boss - the best for so many people. We are in Seattle visiting family and sorry we cannot be near you to give you a loving hug. Let us know if we can help in any way and know we are praying for you and family. Lane & Jan

Steven Culver

February 9, 2014

Dad, you will always be in my heart. I will miss coming over to visit you on Sundays. You helped me to grow into the man I am today. Thank you .

February 9, 2014

Dear Jeanne, Please know you have our prayers during this difficult time of loss. We care about you and we know you loved your Warren. He will be missed. May God bless and keep you all.
Love Adell and Dianne H. Flourry, Sr.

February 9, 2014

Warren's life has touched so many people and his loss is felt dearly by all those who knew him. It certainly has left a void in our own life. He was such a charismatic human being ever so gentle and loving, caring and giving.
Perry and I will always remember our trips to Costco, our autumn nature rides and, of course, Las Vegas. And his telephone calls to cheer us up in times of health crises or to share his joy over MSU wins, will certainly be missed.
He was a unique individual who enriched our lives.
Dearest Jean, please know that we share your great loss and pray that his loving memory will warm your heart and life always.
Georgia and Perry Markakis

Alice Lewis

February 8, 2014

Culver family sorry for your loss. I worked at MESSA when Mr. Culver was the director he was so nice to all the employees and knew every employee by name. MESSA was never the same without him. I am glad to have known him and was so very sad to hear of his passing.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Kathy Meier

February 7, 2014

Jean, we are thinking of you during this difficult time over the last few months. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. Anne (mom) and Warren were so close and stayed in contact. I know that Warren is now looking over you and helping you through everything. I had hoped to attend the funeral; however, we are in a winter weather watch - snow, ice and wind and there is more on the way. We will keep you in our prayers.
Love Dick and Kathy Meier

February 7, 2014

Our deepest sympathy, Jean, you're in our prayers and just remember that GOD will never put more on us than we can bare.
Love, Eddie & Vivian Turner

Lorayne Humphrey

February 7, 2014

We are thinking of you .