In loving memory of

Jerry Howard Culbertson
June 5, 1944 - April 24, 2021

Jerry H. Culbertson, 76, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home.

A memorial service celebrating Jerry's life will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. The celebration will continue following the service with a gathering of family and friends from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Eagles Club in Maquoketa.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the gathering and services.

Jerry Howard Culbertson was born on June 5, 1944 in Clayton County, Iowa, to Merwin and Dorothy (DeSotel) Culbertson. He attended Dubuque Schools and graduated from Maynard High School in Maynard, Iowa. He married Janice C. Brownell on June 26, 1965, and in March of 1968 he received his Auctioneering Degree from Reisch American School of Auction.

Jerry had farmed in the Springbrook area for several years, worked at the Meinertz Creamery in Preston, raised Percheron Draft Horses, and lastly was employed as a night supervisor for Ralston Purina in Clinton, Iowa.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Kelly Stratton of DeWitt, IA, Jody (Rod) Livesay of Goose Lake, IA, Sean (Kimberly Brozovich) Culbertson of Coal Valley, IL, and 14 foster boys; sister, Sherry Licht of Peosta, IA; brothers, Donald "Donnie" Culbertson of Dubuque, IA, and Barry Culbertson of Dubuque, IA; 4 grandchildren, Anthony (Katherine) Stratton, Ryan (Alexis) Livesay, Alyssa Livesay, and Tyler Livesay; and 2 great-grandchildren, Elijah Stratton and Mason Livesay. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Mike, and a brother-in-law Dennis Licht.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jerry H. Culbertson memorial fund has been established.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Please feel free to call or stop at the funeral home with notes of support or leave words of comfort on the funeral home website at


Patty Beck Allen wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Sorry for your families loss! "

Barb Trenkamp wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Jody & Family, I'm very sad to hear of the loss of your father. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. With Sympathy & Prayers , Paul & Barb Trenkamp"

Cliff Shady wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"Rest in Peace Dad. Hold lot of memories and now your free to roam with the Eagles , we share your loss thoughts and prayers to you all during this time. Kelly so sorry about your dads passing. "