Culver, George & Ruth


George & Ruth (née Peppler) Culver purchased the A&W Restaurant on Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City, Wisconsin, in 1961.  It is on this site that they opened their first Culver's Restaurant in 1984.  By the time of George's death in 2011, there were 435 casual dining restaurants nation-wide bearing his name.  George and Ruth's legacy of quality food and service lives on through Culver’s where his son, Craig Culver, is CEO.

Ruth, who died in 2008, was the daughter of Casper Peppler & Katherine Weber of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  They were both born in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach.


- Obituary "George M. Culver" Hooverson Funeral Homes (online)
- Obituary "Ruth M. Culver" Hooverson Funeral Homes (online)
- Our Story: Why We Do What We Do (Culver's Corporate Website)
- Tucker, Jeremiah. "Culver's franchise co-founder George Culver dies at 88." Baraboo News Republic, 8 July 2011.

Volga Colonies: 

George & Ruth Culver
Source: Culver's Corporate Website