Siebert "Gene" E. Culbertson, age 87, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Gene is survived by his children: Paul Ray Culbertson, Cynthia (James) Thomas and Samantha (Jason) Blankenship; grandchildren: Joshua Culbertson, Jonathan (Julienne) Wagner, Jasmine Thomas, Michael Wagner, Emily Wagner, Noah Thomas, Brian Culbertson, Alex Culbertson, Jordan (Shyanne) Culbertson; great grandchildren: Lydian, Dezerus, Jocelynn, Hudson, Evelyn, Hattie Mae; siblings: Fern (late Fred) Dockery, Howard (late Diane) Culbertson, Jean (Larry) Richardson, Thelma Culbertson; numerous nieces and nephews; dog, Rockford El Mutt Hound. Gene is preceded in passing by his wife: Claudia Jean Culbertson (nee May); parents: David and Kathleen Culbertson; siblings: Naomi Lane and David Jethroe (Ruby) Culbertson.
Gene was born on September 22, 1934, in Scott County, Virginia to David and Kathleen Culbertson. He met his wife in Virginia and then later moved to Hammond, Indiana for work and to start a family. Gene was a member of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local 166. He retired after 30 years with Ball Glass in Dolton, Illinois. Gene was an avid Pool Player where he earned his extra money. He loved his work and when he was not working, he was a homebody. Most of all, Gene was proud of his earned title of "Papaw".
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022, at LaHayne Funeral Home 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324 at 3:00 PM with Pastor Bob Parnell of Black Oak Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 12:00 PM until the time of service at 3:00 PM. Private burial at Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.
For questions regarding services, please call LaHayne Funeral Home 219/845-3600.
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