James D. Prihoda, 62

Published 7:49 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018

James D. “Jim” Prihoda, 62, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester.

James D. Prihoda, 62

James Dean was born July 29, 1955, in Austin, the son of William and Margaret (Bangert) Prihoda. Jim graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1973. He worked at Srsens Auto, Krampitz ITCO and Viracon. In the fall of 1989, he began his almost 30 year career as a plumber working for Christianson and Myre Plumbing and Heating and Prairie Plumbing and Heating. Jim met the love of his life, Monica Lammers, on a blind date and on May 28, 1993, the couple married. In 1998, Jim achieved master plumber and continued his work until retiring from Prairie Plumbing and Heating in 2018. Jim was a lifelong Blooming Prairie resident except for three years that he spent in Colorado. He appreciated the outdoors, especially fishing. He was proud of one of his largest catches, a 27 ½ inch walleye caught on Lake Mille Lac. He enjoyed turkey hunting, working the family farm and spending his free time at the pond on the farm. Jim was a member of the Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the NRA. He was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church and a supporter of BP Cancer Group. Jim will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Monica Prihoda of Blooming Prairie; brothers, Bernie (Sue) Prihoda, of Owatonna, Minnesota, Lloyd (Jane) Prihoda of Blooming Prairie and Daryl (Jane) Prihoda of Austin; sisters-in-law, Shelley Prihoda of Blooming Prairie, Jeanne (Mark Haugland) Parmenter of Austin and Diane (Merle) Klouse of Rose Creek, Minnesota; brother-in-law, David (Crystal) Lammers of Adams, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Prihoda; and his brother, Steve Prihoda.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartmer officiating. Jim’s family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will follow the service at First Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to First Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice. Jim wanted everyone to be comfortable, and to remind everyone that casual attire for the funeral is welcome! Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.