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Gilda Marie Culler

Gilda Marie (Hasemeyer) Culler, 93, of Antwerp, Ohio died on July 12, 2020.  She was born on September 11, 1926 to the late Earl and Irene (Schosser) Hasemeyer in Braidwood, Illinois.  On September 11, 1949 Gilda married Robert Wayne Culler in Yorkville, Illinois.  Robert preceded her in death on December 26, 1993.
Mrs. Culler attended the University of Illinois and graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing.  Her first employment was at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.  Later, while raising six children, Gilda managed the office of Ace Equipment Company, a company both Robert and Gilda owned and operated.
Mrs. Culler was a long time member of Antwerp United Methodist Church, a member of the neighborhood All Together Club and the Paulding County Fairview Grange.  Gilda’s backyard was a window on wildlife with a wide variety of numerous birds at her feeders, a well-stocked pond, and many visiting deer, wild turkeys, raccoons and skunks. She especially enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, traveling, shopping, Pam’s Hair Salon, family and friends.   Everyone in the family always wanted to see if they could beat her at Chinese checkers.
Gilda’s children include:  Darlene M. (Dennis) Hanneman, Carolyn J. (Joseph) Johnson, Lawrence R. (Cheryle) Culler, Roberta L. (Danny/deceased) Traylor, Donna L. (Leonard) Wirz, and Linda A. (Gary) Mabis. She was blessed with thirteen grandchildren:  Tamara Royer, Beth Hanneman, Eric Hanneman, Angela Holder, Michelle Whitman, Kyle Mees, Christian Milligan, Kevin Culler, Sarah McQuilkin, Monica Traylor, Faith Murawski, Angel Stephenson (deceased), and Misty Wirz as well as eighteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Culler also had two sisters: Carol I. (William) Farina and Wilma L. (Donald) McAllister that preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Maumee Cemetery, 14623 County Road 43, Antwerp with Reverend Mike Schneider presiding. At the family's request we ask that you wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in Gilda's service. Memories/condolences may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

Memorials for Mrs. Gilda Culler may be mailed to Dooley Funeral Home, P0 Box 452, Antwerp, OH 45813.  The following is a list of Gilda’s favorites:  Antwerp Local School Prairie Fund; Antwerp Branch Library; Paulding County Fairview Grange; United Methodist Church and Paulding CHP Home Care & Hospice.


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Darlene, Carolyn, Larry, Roberta, Donna & Linda - Sending my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a a lovely person and such a good friend to my parents - especially my mother. I will always remember all of the good times at Hamilton Lake in the summer and the fun skating on the pond in the winter. The video was very moving and tears filled my eyes - especially when the photo came up of our parents together! What a special friendship they had over the years. May you all find peace in knowing what a great life your mother lived.

Kim Ryan Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my deepest sympathies to the Entire Culler Clan, Your Mother was a Very Sweet & Kind Woman & such a Joy to have as my neighbor! When we would just plan on staying a "Hello" it Always seemed to turn into an hour visit Or More! Sending You All My Deepest Condolences.

Denise (Overmyer) Culbertson Jul 17 2020 12:00 AM

Larry, Carolyn and family, Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Sending prayers for your peace.

Jane Wannemacher Collis Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

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Carol (Smith) Chilcote-Lintner Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Donna and all her siblings amd family. I remember riding my bicycle with some of the other town girls to see Donna one summer day. When we arrived, Mrs. Culler had ice cold lemonade waiting for us - a welcome treat! Fond memories. Elaine (Dunderman) Kuhn.

Elaine Kuhn Jul 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gilda Culler

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A candle was lit in memory of Gilda Culler

Sue Jordan Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gilda Culler

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