David Culbertson

2/19/2014

David Eugene Culbertson, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home in Garden City.

David Eugene Culbertson, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home in Garden City.

He was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Parsons, to Clifford Hugh and Martha Evabelle Burris Culbertson.

A Garden City resident since 1961, he graduated from Garden City High School in 1966. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned to Garden City.

Mr. Culbertson helped his father with his business, "Cliff's Sprinkler Service," and later owned and operated that business from 1987 to 2009. He enjoyed bluegrass music and had attended the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield for many years. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, canoeing and traveling.

On Dec. 29, 1979, he married Susan Altermatt in Salem, Ore.

Survivors include his companion, Mauritta Adams of Garden City; three children, Bradley and Lori Culbertson of Ness City, Amanda Culbertson of Garden City, and Sasia Culbertson of Salem; two brothers, Dale and Suzie Culbertson of Wamego, and Danny Culbertson of Garden City; and three grandchildren, Brian Palacio, Samuel Palacio and Seth Palacio, all of Garden City. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation hours are 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the David Culbertson Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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