|Ralph E. Winters
October 26, 1936 - August 15, 2020
Ralph Edwin Winters of Culver, passed away on August 15 at the age of 83.
Ralph was born in Union Mills, Indiana to Carl and Edna (Bailey) Winters. Ralph graduated from Monterey High School in 1954 and from
Purdue University in 1959. He served in the Army Corp of Engineers until 1963 as a First Lieutenant. Ralph and family return to the
Monterey area. Ralph worked in a variety of professions. At the age of 57 he devoted himself to Culver Storage where his entrepreneurial
spirit thrived for 25 years.
Ralph was active in civic organizations, including the town council. He is a founding member of Kiwanis Club of Culver in 1984. Ralph was
convinced education is the path out of poverty, Ralph created a scholarship fund “The Ralph E. Winters Scholarship” managed by the
Community Foundation of Pulaski County, and “The Barbara Winters Award for Excellence” through the Culver Kiwanis. In keeping with his
passionate support of education he also served on the Board of Directors for Ancilla College.
He is survived by his spouse Barbara Winters (Dilts) of 63 years, children Craig and Janet and granddaughters Colleen and Courtney.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, Culver, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the
church lawn so that those paying their respects may do so with enough room to maintain appropriate social distance. Services will be held
at in the sanctuary at 2:30 p.m. and will be officiated by Fr. William (Bill) Meininger.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Ralph E. Winters Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Pulaski
County or the Barbara and Ralph Winters Fund through the Marshall County Community Foundation.
For those unable to attend services, we will live stream through our Facebook page, Odom Funeral Home, Inc.