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Donald "Don" Prall

April 7, 1931 — December 1, 2013

Donald "Don" Prall

Obituary for Donald "Don" D. Prall

DONALD "DON" PRALL

Donald "Don" D. Prall, age 82, passed away unexpectedly at his home south of Atlantic, Iowa on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
Don was born to Arch Deo and Mary Rohwer Prall on April 7, 1931 in Cass County, on the family farm where he lived his entire life. He attended school in Atlantic where he graduated from the Atlantic High School in 1949. Don was on the 1948 Atlantic football team which a local journalist/historian has reported to be the best team Atlantic ever had. He also played on the Lyman Town and Elk Horn Legion baseball teams. After graduation, Don entered the Coast Guard where he served on Wake Island. He was offered a pitching contract with the St. Louis Browns but turned it down to come back to Atlantic and marry Marilyn and continue farming and raising Salers Cattle on the land that would become a century farm. On March 8, 1959, Don was united in marriage to Marilyn Annette Myers at the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic.
For over 50 years, Don and Marilyn enjoyed playing Pinochle with seven other couples who had married and raised families with them. He was a family man through and through and dearly loved his children & grandchildren. Don loved gospel music, especially The Gaithers and was listening to them every time the kids called home. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and grew the church community garden on his land. He was an avid genealogist and member of the Cass County Genealogical Society. He was a member of the Masons, Pymosa Lodge No. 271 and the Order of the Eastern Star. He also had a wood lathe and made many beautiful household items and gifts. Don loved to fish and also loved the St. Louis Cardinals!
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son Alan (Cheryl) Prall and children, Jonathan of Iowa City, IA, Beth of Winona Lake, IN and Michaela of Dallas Center, IA; a daughter Pam (Randy) Wurster of Sioux City, IA and family Kelsey and Ashley also of Sioux City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcy and Ron Helms of Newton, IA; four nieces and nephews, Nancy (Hans) Neumann & family of Boulder, CO, Mary (Gary) Henry and son of Dallas, TX, Tom (Patty) Wright and family of the Minneapolis, MN area, and Joel Wright of Newton, IA; and a special cousin, Janice (Carl) Tidgren of Camdenton, MO.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Gretchen Prall and a sister, Wanda Schmidt.

In Remembrance

Donald "Don" D. Prall

BORN
April 7, 1931
Cass County, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
December 1, 2013
At Home
at the Age of
82 years, 7 month and 24 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
Atlantic, Iowa

MILITARY PRESENTATION
by The Atlantic Color Guard

OFFICIATING
Pastor Lanette Plambeck

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
"The Lord's Prayer"
"How Great Thou Art"
"In the Garden"
"Go Rest High on the Mountain"
"Far Side Banks of Jordan"
"When I Get Where I'm Going"

CASKET BEARERS
Chad Comes Fred Knop
Donnie Drennan Jeff Johnson
Joel Writght Steve Wallingford

HONORARY BEARERS
Jack Denne Howard Paulsen
Howard Anderson Glen Ohms
Dale Ferguson Calvin Knop

FLOWER COMMITTEE
Jack and Eileen Denne

LUNCHEON
Don's family invites relatives and friends to join them for lunch in the Church
Fellowship Hall following the service and
prior to going to the cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service Atlantic, Iowa

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Roland Funeral Service

204 E 5th St, Atlantic, IA 50022

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