Milo D. Prindle, 74

Published 6:14 pm Saturday, October 1, 2011

Milo Prindle

Milo Dean Prindle, age 74, died on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the West Wind Village in Morris.

Milo, son of Donald and Marie (Sweazy) Prindle, was born June 17, 1937, in Austin. Milo grew up and received his schooling in the Austin area, graduating from Austin High School in 1956. In June of 1956, Milo enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving until June of 1960. On April 23, 1960, he was united in marriage to Joan Mottes in Downey, Calif. by the Rev. Arthur Ash.

Following their marriage, the couple lived in Albert Lea, Wayzata and Lake Mills, Iowa, where Milo worked as a tool and die maker. They later moved to Buffalo where Milo began working for the Wright-Hennepin Electric Company, based in Rockford. After 25 years with the company, Milo retired and moved in Herman in 1999. Milo and Joan have continued to live in the Herman and Donnelly area since that time.

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Over the years, Milo was active in the Lions Club, the Modified Racing Association, the National Turkey Federation and the Foster Parent Association, where he served as president for Wright County. Some of his other interests included building and driving race cars, hunting, fishing, farming and doing repairs on anything that needed help.

He is survived by his wife: Joan Prindle, Herman; three children: James Prindle (and fiancé Rebecca), St. Elizabeth, Mo., Donald (Michelle) Prindle, Callaway and Eileen Beamish (significant other, Randy Buhrt), Annandale; five grandchildren: Marisa Beamish, Tiffany Prindle, Courtney Harper, Adam Prindle and Noah Prindle; one great-grandchild: Alexa Tomlinson; one sister: Darlene Stoltz, Austin; brother-in-law: Tom (Pam) Mottes, Santa Anna, Calif.; two sisters-in-law: Mary (Fred) Paggi, Roseburg, Ore. and Barbara (Ed) Barnes, Roseburg, Ore., as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Ila Dunham and two brothers-in-law: Moses Dunham and Darrel Stoltz.

The family would like to send a very special thank you out to Charles and Karen Long for all the care and support that they have given.

Funeral services for Milo will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. The Rev. Pat Franey will be officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Military rites will be provided by the Morris American Legion, VFW and AmVets.

Honorary pallbearers for the service are: Darrel Stoltz, James Prindle, Don Prindle, Charles Long, Stan Meyer, Dick Burns, Gordon Covyeou, Vedar Harstad and Adam Ritter, as well as all the caregivers at West Wind Village. Linda Hodgson will serve as organist for the service, with Ken Hodgson serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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