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Sawyer Funeral Home
Monday August 22nd, 2022
5:00pm - 6:30pm

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Harley Franklin Culp

Frank began his heavenly journey at home, in the early hours of August 13, 2022. He was born Harley Franklin Culp on February 1, 1939 to Ronald & Eulace (Payne) Culp In Chalmer Township, Illinois. 

Frank grew up in the Quad Cities area of Illinois before enlisting in the Navy in 1956. Following his tour in the Navy, he moved to Holtville, CA and married Connie Garcia in 1960. From that union they had three children, Raymond, Tina and Ronald. They later divorced. He married Linda Swanson on February 25, 1975 and resided with her until her death in l985. On April 14, 1996 he married Carolyn Turkovic.  

Frank worked in the wholesale grocery business, retiring with Smart & Final in 1999. It was then that he moved with his wife to Council Grove. KS. He began to stay busy as a locksmith, handyman and bus driver for USD 417. Nicknamed Hiking Harley because of his love for the outdoors, hiking and camping, he was also an avid Nascar fan. Frank was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. After raising three families, Frank finally retired for good in 2017. 

He is predeceased by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Ann (Jack) Eddelman, wife Linda Culp, granddaughter Vanessa Rae Culp, brother-in-law John Turkovic and stepson Johnny Muller. 

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn of the home; brothers, Rodney (Tanna) Culp, Montana and Ronald (Pegge) Culp, North Carolina; children, Raymond (Debbie) Culp and Tina Culp, California and Ronald Culp, Council Grove.  Stepchildren: Tammie (JR) Jimenez, Jimmy Swanson, Audrey (Matt) Sullivan, Andrew (Amanda) Maiden, Lizzie (Chris) Buchman.  Frank was also proud to have 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation with family and friends will be held from 5-6:30pm, Monday, August 22, 2022, at Sawyer Funeral Home.  Services will be at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 23, also at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to COPD Foundation and sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

Condolences may be left at www.sawyerchapel.com.

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Carolyn and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
With love, Linda Baker

Linda Baker Aug 20 2022 1:15 AM

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Tracy, Gina & Peyton Ryff Aug 19 2022 2:53 PM

So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing . My sincere condolences to Carolyn and the family!

Connie Nolta Aug 18 2022 1:42 PM

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Wendy Frederick Aug 18 2022 3:35 AM

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Scrubbing (wymona) Carroll Aug 18 2022 12:19 AM

Rest In Peace Frank. Praying for peace for the family God bless.

I will always remember running into Frank at IVC night school in the student union Spring semester 1978. He told me he like taking night classes instead of watching TV. He was a fine example to young me to keep on learning thank you Mr. Culp.

David Powell Aug 17 2022 8:23 PM

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