Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Frederick J. Prenger, 69, Houston, died Jan. 21, 2012, at his residence.
He was born April 14, 1942, in Celina, to Victor and Alma Rolfes Prenger. His mother survives in Coldwater. On Aug. 22, 1964, he married Janice Barhorst, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Pamela (Ron) DeLoye, Elizabeth (Doug) Borchers, and Jeffery (Hollie) Prenger, all of Russia; four siblings, Roseann (Phillip) Schaeffing, Columbus, Margaret (Randy) Griesdorn, Celina, Anthony (Chris) Prenger, Maria Stein, and Mary (Dan) Heitkamp, Coldwater; in-laws, Marilyn (Jerry) Winner, Fort Loramie, and Jerald (Sheila) Barhorst, Russia; and 13 grandchildren.
Also deceased are parents-in-law, William and Mildred Barhorst.
A 1960 graduate of Marion Local High School, he received an associate degree in electronic technology from the University of Dayton and had served in the U. S. Army. He worked at Monarch Machine Tool Company.
He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Newport, and its men's sodality. He also was a member of St. Remy Knights of Columbus, Indian Lake Moose Lodge, Minster Eagles and Maria Stein American Legion.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by Maria Stein American Legion.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or to Elizabeth's New Life Center, Sidney.
Condolences may be left with ghretfuneralhome.com