Wanda Culp, 72, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Born on July 16, 1949 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky she was the daughter of Ernest and America (Whit) Prater.
She attended Warsaw High School graduating with the class of 1968.
One evening as Vearl was playing in a country western band in Bremen he met the love of his life Wanda Prater, they would unite in marriage on April 9, 1972 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2021.
Wanda was a homemaker for most of her life. She was known as a person who was honest to a fault, who would shoot it to you straight, and that was one of her greatest attributes that her children want to carry on. She was also known as a funny and extremely caring woman that had a huge heart and would give her shirt off her back to you.
She enjoyed gardening, painting and remodeling. In fact, she made it a project to redo a different room in her house every year. She often found herself in reading a good book, especially recipes that she would find and try out those meals on her family. Wanda was a wonderful baker and her family enjoyed her cookies.
She is survived by her children: Carl (Bobbie) Culp of Ft. Wayne; Duane (Jacquelynn) Culp of Plymouth; Heather (Michael) Drang of Ora, IN; Vearl (Jennifer) Culp Jr. of Culver; sister Tina Meak of TN; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, husband Vearl, siblings: Junior Prater, Raymond Prater and Francis Eckman.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 from 11-1 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth. A funeral service will immediately follow with Pastor Doug Dieterly.
Please click the link below to live-stream the funeral service on Monday, July 11th at 1PM:
Burial will follow in the Fair Cemetery, Lakeville.
Memorial contributions can be donated to the Plymouth Baptist Church, 11345 9A Rd, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Roger Prater says
Rest in Peace Aunt Wanda, Give Grandma, Grandpa, Dad, Aunt Fran, Uncle Raymond, Uncle Eugene and Brienda a hug for us. We will miss your smiles and your caring ways.
We will always love you and miss you forever!
Roger, Krista, Ryan, Kevin, Laurie, and Family
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Sending you our sympathy.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Kevin and Donna Chaney says
Our condolences for your loss. May God bless her soul.
Pam Bishop says
Prayers for the family.
Diana Good Flory says
Prayers for your family. Wanda was a friend to my mom and dad.
Sandi Madden says
I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I didn’t even know until today that your Dad passed last August…Ed died 2 weeks later.
I have so many good memories with our families together. Your parents were so good about helping us with our remodeling projects, etc. We shared a lot of meals, music and Bible study
together. Those were some great times.
You’ll be in my prayers as you navigate this time. So thankful that we’ll see them again❣
Patty Thompson says
Heartfelt condolences to the family. Wanda was such a sweet and kind person to my son, Matt, and to me. Godspeed Wanda.
Mary Anne Martin says
My thought and prayers for your family 🙏
May God keep her close in his arms