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C. Pauline "Polly" Culp

Died: Friday, August 09, 2013
Age: 86
C. Pauline “Polly” Culp, 86, a longtime resident of Lake Geneva, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Arbor Village in Lake Geneva.

The former C. Pauline Steinhilber was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 23, 1926, the daughter of the late Paul and Minnie Ryan Steinhilber. She graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis and then from Hanover College in Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English. On Nov. 17, 1951, in Indianapolis, she married Gaylord M. Culp. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2003. She was a longtime member of the AAUW.

Polly is survived by three children, James (Anne) Culp, Franklin, Katherine Culp, Elkhorn and Timothy Culp, Waterford; four grandsons, Eric Culp, Geoffrey Culp, Jay (Courtney) Culp and Tyler Culp; three granddaughters, Lindsey Olson, Lorna Olson and Chynna Culp; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie Anne Culp and Michael David Lee Culp.

Services Friday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark Moller-Gunderson officiating. Visitation Friday from noon to the time of services at Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Lake Geneva. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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