DeVonna Culton, 1923-2017

Published 1:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2017

DeVonna K. Culton, 93, of Austin died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

DeVonna was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Ord, Nebraska, to Charles and Estella (Kesler) Bilderback. Her family moved to North Dakota when she was young and later to Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from high school. She married George Culton on Aug. 12, 1944. DeVonna was a homemaker for most of her life, but she worked for Ankeny’s Mini Mart (both numbers 4 & 1) where she later became manager.

DeVonna was a member of Christian Congregational Church of Hollandale, where she taught Sunday school. She liked crocheting, knitting and making quilts and she enjoyed playing the game Four Sixes with family and friends. DeVonna was a devoted Christian, wife and mother.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George, in 1998; brother, Charles “Neil” Bilderback; and infant brother, James Bilderback.

DeVonna is survived by her children, Joan Czech of Austin, Wayne Culton of Austin and Timothy Culton of Austin; grandson, Charlie (Christina) Durham, of Austin; four great-grandsons, Logan Durham, Lucas Durham, Micah Durham and Ezekiel Durham; sister-in-law, Tiny Bilderback; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary. The Rev. Mark Goosen will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Saturday.

Memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Care Center.