Donald K. Culbertson

Graveside services for Donald K. Culbertson, 86, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2022 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Donald passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his home.

Donald was born on April 19, 1936, in Topeka, KS, the son of Jesse and Vera (Maxwell) Culbertson.

He owned and operated Don’s Super Oil in Lawrence.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and cross-state biking.

He married Janice Smith on November 14, 1959, in Lawrence, KS.  She preceded him in death on June 23, 2008.

Survivors include his daughter, Gayle Culbertson, his son, Carl Culbertson; four grandchildren, Jeremiah Ball, Willow Culbertson, Caroline (Gage) Culbertson all of Lawrence and Kathleen Culbertson of Colorado; two brothers, Dale (Dottie) Culbertson, Wichita, KS; Joe (Susan) Culbertson, Ness City, KS; his sister, Doris Hamilton of Lincoln, NE and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

Memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to Willow’s College Fund or to Douglas County Visiting Nurses and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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  1. Debbie Grasser Filkins on September 22, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Gayle, Carl and family – so sadden to hear of the passing of your Dad. Some of most fondest memories growing up, are the times I spent at your home. “Dad” would always make it his job to make me laugh. Hugs to all

  2. Marilyn Will on September 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    Sorry to hear of Don’s death. I am sure he and Max Lingenfelser are up there in heaven shootin the bull again. Max spoke of him often and had a fond memories of Don when they worked together at Morton’s Building Blocks.

  3. Johnny Inverarity on September 22, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I knew Don for nearly 60 years, he was a great friend. I always enjoyed visiting with him about the old days. I worked for him off and on in the late 60’s and always appreciated him putting up with me back then. He was a really good man. Gayle and Carl, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Tracy Diel on September 23, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Carl, I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Johnny inverarity on September 23, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Gayle and Carl, I’m so sorry about the loss of your father. I first met Don in the 60’s at his station and we remained friends ever since. He was a really good man.

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