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CULLER, Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph Culler left us too soon on October 8, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Born June 19, 1950 in Chewelah, Washington, Mike was the son of Joseph W. and Ida Mae (Oman) Culler. Raised in the Spokane Valley as the oldest brother to seven siblings, Mike had an idyllic 1950s childhood in the midst of his large family. He loved spending time at his grandparents farm in Chewelah. After graduation from West Valley High School, Mike served in the US Army before beginning a life of entrepeneurship. Always a dreamer, his diverse business endeavors ranged from construction to business services, transportation and financial investments. He was an adventurous spirit who loved piloting small planes and skydiving. Friends and family will miss his stories, jokes, and long philosophical discussions.
Mike spent most of the last 20 years based in Florida. He was a very proud father to William Joseph Culler of Lawton, OK, Michael Joseph Culler (Amy) of Crestview, FL, and Thomas Joseph Culler of Jupiter, Fl. He loved being a grandpa to Darien and Collin Culler. He is also survived by his father, Joseph of Chewelah; sisters Virginia (Kirke) Knowles of Spokane, Susan (Charles) Brown of Bellingham, WA, Paula Culler of Chewelah, and Rebecca (Ron) Washington of Chewelah; brothers John of Liberty Lake, Brian (Virginia) of Chewelah, and Jeff (Ishka) of Spokane Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Ida Mae, brother Joseph M. Culler, and nephew Brendon Brown.
The funeral service for Mr. Michael Joseph Culler will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Danekas Funeral Chapel in Chewelah, WA. Graveside services will follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Chewelah. Please visit the online memorial at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com. DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Spokesman-Review from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2012