Dennis M. Culler

July 03, 1945 ‒ March 16, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Dennis M. Culler went to be with the Lord Monday, March 16, 2015 in his Lexington home surrounded by family. He was 69.

He was born July 3, 1945 in Mansfield to parents Fred T. & Helen (Hudson) Culler. After he was graduated from Lucas High School, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from The Ohio State University. Dennis proudly served his country as a member of the US Army and earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal before his honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant.

While working for the Ohio Department of Transportation, a beautiful young lady named Victoria caught his eye and the pair soon married on October 6, 1973. Together they purchased a farm in Lexington where Dennis kept bees, grew strawberries and harvested grain. More than a job, farming was also his hobby: he really enjoyed bailing hay, splitting firewood, and just being outdoors. For the past 25 years he also worked for the United States Postal Service, first as a rural carrier and later as a mail handler both locally and in Columbus.

His family and friends will remember his contagious smile more than anything—his positive attitude was infectious. In spare time, Dennis cheered for the Cleveland Browns and Indians.

Dennis was a member of Resurrection Parish in Lexington.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Victoria Culler of Lexington; his three children: Rev. Eric Culler of New Washington, Michael & Mariko Culler of Hawai’i, and Ashley & Brandon Ellis (with a grandson on the way) of Sidney; two brothers Noel & Judy Culler and Darryl Culler; as well as nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

His family will receive friends Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, and will begin with a vigil service at 1:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, celebrated by the Very Reverend Father Nelson Beaver and Dennis’ son the Reverend Eric Culler and burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Lucas with military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

Contributions in his memory to Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice or to Catholic Charities may be made at the services.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Culler family. Send them a note of sympathy and support—and watch Dennis’ tribute video at:

  • Victoria, Fr. Culler & family – you have been on our hearts all day today. We will pray for your husband & father, and for your entire family at this sad time. May God comfort you.

  • Father Eric,
    Our sincere expressions of sympathy and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your father has reached his ultimate destination and leaves fond lasting memories with you and your family. Allow those memories to comfort and embrace you and you will alwyas have him in your heart.

    God hold you close,
    Jeff & Marsha Danhoff

  • Fr. Eric: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Remember all the good time and know that he is at peace now.
    In God’s love. Paul and Jean Hill

  • I’m very sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. I did not know him well when he came to the Columbus Post Office, but every time I did see him, he always greeted me with a genuine smile on his face.

  • Fr. Eric and Family,
    We are thinking of you and your family. You have our sympathy. May God bless.

  • Dear Fr. Eric and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    If in any way we can do something please tell us.

  • Fr. Eric and family Our sympathy and prayers to the family. May God bring comfort and peace to all .

    Jim and Belinda Haspeslagh

  • Fr. Eric
    Please know we are thinking of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Fr. Gary, Fr. Kishore, Dana, Tom, Rose, & Tiffany

  • To Vicki, Father Eric and the whole Culler family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Dennis was a great guy and we cared for him deeply. He was always ready with a story and a smile. He will be missed.

  • Father Eric,
    You and your family have our deepest sympathy . Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Dear Father Eric and family,
    Our most heartfelt sympathy is extended to you all at this time of your great loss. May you find much comfort in your fond memories of your father and husband, Dennis and know that he suffers no more and has gone home to Jesus. May our Lord keep you all in His care as you mourn this great loss.

  • Father Eric,
    We are saddened to hear of your father’s passing, we send our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time, please know you’re in our hearts and prayers.
    All of our love,
    Heather & Randall Kelley

  • Father Eric and family,
    we are sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. May he rest in peace.
    Eldon and Norma Young

  • Father Eric and family,
    Please accept my sympathy in the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family. God’s blessings and peace to you during this time.
    Mary Siesel

  • Fr. Eric and Victoria, please accept our sympathy for your father’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are extended to you and your family. God’s peace and blessings be with you in this difficult time.

  • Thinking of you and your family and pray for all as you celebrate your Father”s passing.

  • Dear Fr. Eric and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the recent passing of your loved one. Please know you are thought of and prayers are extended to all of you to help you during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Jeff and Anessa Zaebst family

  • Fr. Eric, Mrs. Culler & Family,
    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Culler.
    What a beautiful video that was put together.
    I can still remember the firework display he put on for us on the 4th of July.
    My thought’s and prayers have been and will continue to be with you!
    God Bless,
    Kevin Moebius

  • Prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family, Father Eric. Laurie Lenz, Noah and Elizabeth. Willard Saint Francis

  • Dear Fr. Eric, Mrs. Culler, and Family, As you gather together at this sad time, may you share the happy and tender moments you had with your father, and husband . My prayers are with you all.

  • To the family of Dennis i am sorry for your loss. God has given us a very loving comforting promise that gives us hope in the future he never wanted us to die because of adams sin we inherited death but God promises at Revelation 21:4 that he will get rid of death, pain and suffering and also John 5:28,29 promises he will resurrect those who passed away.

  • It was a great pleasure to work with Dennis at the Mansfield Post office.. He was one of the kindest men I knew there. Always a smile and laugh and yes he always had a way of bringing your day up to a higher level.. He will be very missed. Thank you Dennis for your cheery ways.. I will count my life very blessed indeed for having crossed your path in this life. My sincere condolences to his family May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the days to come. Gloria Heins

  • Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Fr. Eric. Offering prayers of comfort and love for all of you. May he rest in peace.
    Char & Larry Dallas

  • Dear Fr. Eric and family

    We were saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Keeping you and all of your family in our prayers for comfort during this difficult time. OUR DEAR LORD was holding out HIS HANDS saying to your father “Come MY FAITHFUL SERVANT I have prepared a special place for YOU.” Cherish all those wonderful memories and he will always be with all of you in spirit.

    Mary and Darwin Weatherbie

  • Dear Father Eric and family
    We are saddened with the news of your fathers death. May you feel the embrace of Our Lord and His Holy Mother as they hold you lovingly in their arms.

    Dorothy Blum

  • Vicky, father Eric, Michael and of course Ashley. Your hausband and father will always be among my best memories of the Post Office. From the days Inez where Ash would Waite to go to school and play us a toon on her trumpet, his Pride in Michaels abilities and the Final Steps when our friend Eric became Father Eric. All great things compiled with many stories and a great smile and joy. He left a great memory for us all. God bless.

  • To the Culler family, my husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Dennis at the Mansield post office. What a wonderful person! Always enjoyed talking with him . We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Darrell and Jenny Lewis

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you all through this tough time.

  • Dear Brandon & Ashley,
    Deepest sympathy, Ashley, on the death of your father. Our condolences to all of your family.
    You will feel your Dad’s love often as you treasure his memories in your heart. Your family, including your little one, will have another guardian angel to keep watch over you.
    We have you in our prayers.

  • I met Dennis while working at the Mansfield Post Office. I consider him to be a very good friend and will miss his smile and stories. He was a great person and will be missed terribly. His family can take comfort in knowing that he is in a far better place now, I look forward to seeing him again someday!

  • Fr. Eric and Family,

    You have our deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your father. You are in our prayers.

    God Bless You, Paul and Carolyn Panuto, St. Mary’s Tiffin.

  • Fr. Eric and Family, Our prayers and sympathy go out to you at this time. Please know we will be thinking of you. May Almighty God fill your hearts with His joy and His peace. Linda and Lyndon Laugherty