SALEM, Ohio – Harold Leo Culler, age 98, went to his Heavenly home at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born October 29, 1919 in Salem, the son of the late John and Bertha (Sommers) Culler.
Harold was a tool and diemaker for 17 years at General Motors in Lordstown and previously worked at the former Mullins Manufacturing and was the original builder and owner of the Avalon Café in Hanoverton.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem.
He was the last charter member of Salem Hunting Club, a life member of Salem V.F.W. #892, a member of Salem Saxon Retirees and a member of the Holiday Ramblers (Trailer Club).
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II and an avid hunter and fisherman.
His wife, DeErla (Shaffer) Culler, whom he married in 1940, preceded him in death in 1988; also preceding him in death is his first granddaughter, Marcella Polen Stephens; a great-granddaughter, Kerry Michelle Stephens and two brothers, three sisters and a beloved friend, Ruth Hudson.
He is survived by his one and only daughter, Moinell “Midgie” Culler-Polen Snyder of Minerva; a granddaughter, Michelle Ward; three great-grandchildren, Cody Stephens, Madalyn Ward and Jeremiah Ward; four great-great-grandchildren, the love of his life, Emmah and Evalyn Grossman and Joshua and Kerry Stephens.
Services will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Roberts of the Minerva Christian Church officiating.
Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 11 at the funeral home.
Military honors will be conducted by the Salem Honor Guard following the graveside services at the Highland Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, January 10 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.