Frederick Culver

Obituary of Frederick Nichols Culver

Frederick (Fred) Nichols Culver, one day shy of his 56th birthday, left us unexpectedly on February 15, 2020.  Fred was an amazing father, husband, brother, grandpa, friend, and a co-worker, was taken too soon


He was born on February 16, 1964, the son of Lawrence and Phyllis Culver. They resided in Twin Falls, Idaho and enjoyed many summer days at a family cabin in Grouse Creek, Utah.He was an avid hunter, shooter, and outdoorsman - his element of serenity.  As an adolescent, trapping and Boy Scouts were a couple of passions. He stopped just shy of completing his Eagle Scout badge, as FFA then took over.With his family, he spent many good times arrowhead hunting and keeping his eagle eyes alert to find river rock to place around the family’s house.

Upon graduation from Twin Falls High School in 1982, Fred became a long-time employee of Inland Crane, Inc. working over 23 years for the company. He was a jack of all trades and a wealth of knowledge. Whether you knew Fred for years or five minutes, he immediately became a friend that was as loyal as the day was long. When Fred wasn’t wearing his hard hat on a job site, he could be found in one of his many cowboy hats, sporting a contagious smile and a dry sense of humor.

He married Rhonda Graham in 1987.  They had two children, Erick and Valerie, and later went their separate ways.  He married again in 2016 and leaves a widow, Sonja.

He was preceded in death by both parents.  He is survived by, son Erick (Kari) Culver of Twin Falls, daughter Valerie (Jessie Blackwood) Culver of Caldwell, grandkids Kaleb, Ember, Kaitlyn, Kemper, Elisa, sister Anna (Don) Ritchey of Twin Falls, and several bonus kids and grandkids, an aunt and many cousins.  

Upon Fred’s request, no funeral will take place.  A BBQ/potluck memorial will take place at a later date. Fred was unique, loved, and admired by many.  He will forever remain imprinted on our hearts and in our minds for there was not one other like him.

Arrangements under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

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