Father Garry Culver, 77, died Thursday. The funeral and burial will be in Florida. At a later date, there will be a memorial Mass for him in Des Moines.
Father Culver had attended St. Augustin School, Dowling Catholic High School, Loras College and Mount Saint Bernard Seminary. He was ordained a priest on May 31, 1964 at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Father Culver served in the following parishes: St. John and St. Theresa in Des Moines, St. Mary in Panama, St. Pius X in Urbandale, St. Patrick in Audubon, Holy Trinity in Exira, St. Peter in Defiance, St. Patrick in Perry, St. John in Greenfield, St. Anne in Logan, Holy Family in Mondamin and Sacred Heart in West Des Moines. He studied Canon law and served the diocese in the Tribunal beginning in 1989. He also served as a teacher at Dowling Catholic High School. He retired in 2000.
Please pray for Father and his family. May he now rest in God's eternal peace.
Father Culver was my favorite priest/teacher of all time! He was so funny and got his points through in a memorable Way. He even married my husband and myself in 1982 and we're still going strong. The world won't be the same without you Fr. Culver!
Karla (Johnson) Host, DHS 1978