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Duane Culbertson


March 28, 2017

Aug. 5, 1940 - March 20, 2017

Duane “Pat” Patrick Culbertson, 76, of Sweet Home died March 20, 2017.

He was born Aug. 5, 1940 in Lebanon, the son of Byron and Nancy Iona (Herring) Culbertson. He lived briefly in Bend as a child, but spent most of his life in Lebanon.

He moved to Sweet Home in 1990.

Mr. Culbertson served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, based out of San Diego, from 1959 to 1963. Over the years he worked for Linn Gear and NORPAC.

He loved reading and gardening. He collected and worked on tube radios. Mr. Culbertson liked to go on drives and attend knife shows.

He was a member of Riverside Christian Church.

Mr. Culbertson is survived by his wife, Diane Culbertson of Sweet Home; daughter Angela Reid of Vancouver, Wash.; son Duane P. Culbertson, Jr. of Sumner, Wash.; four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; sister Colleen Blehm of Lebanon; and brother Tim Culbertson of Halsey.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 26 at Riverside Christian Church in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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