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“We have just heard of your loss. We know Donny. We are sorry we didn't know Clara personally, however, she must of been a caring - loving person....Read More »
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“my sympathy to the culbertson family. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. gladys hillebrand ”
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“"Our condolences to you and your family in your time of grief at the loss of your mother/grandmother. Our thoughts are with you now, and in the days...Read More »
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“Our hearts go out to the entire Culbertson Family. I will always remember Clare busy in her kitchen up on the hill in E. Dubuque preparing dinner for...Read More »
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Clara Ann Culbertson, age 86, of Stonehill Care Center, formerly of 1306 Lincoln Ave., died at 9:05 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Stonehill Care Center of natural causes.

Funeral services will be on Friday at Behr's Funeral Home at 10:00a.m.

Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Behr's Funeral Home.

Clara was born on March 30, 1922 in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of David and Laurie (Bradley) Hore.

Clara married Donald E. Culbertson on December 13, 1941 in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2002. She was a full time wife, mother and homemaker. In her spare time Clara enjoyed drawing, listening to the radio and watching TV, especially TV Land. More than anything Clara enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors: Her children: Donald (Elaine) Culbertson, Dubuque, Iowa
Thomas (Linda) Culbertson, Dubuque, Iowa
Joseph (Lisa) Culbertson, East Dubuque, Illinois
Walter (Julie) Culbertson, Dubuque, Iowa
James (Karen) Culbertson, Dubuque, Iowa
Bonnie (John) Cate, Peosta, Iowa
Pamela (Jerry) Bussan, Dubuque, Iowa
Susan (Mark Epperhart) Beaves, Belvidere, Illinois
28 Grandchildren
21 Great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband Don, in 2002; a son, Robert Culbertson, in 2000; a daughter, Patricia Brandenburg, in 2008; 3 Sisters Dorothy Ehlers, Irene Hildebrand, and Rosie Kramer and 2 Brothers Frank Hore and Dave Hore.

A Clara Ann Culbertson Memorial Fund has been established.