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Arnold F. Prescher, 91

Mar 5, 2012

Arnold F. Prescher

Delavan Arnold Frederick Prescher, age 91, of?Delavan, died Feb. 26, 2012, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in Emerald Township. Visitation time was one hour prior to services at the church. The Rev. Wes Hafner officiated. Burial took place in the Church Cemetery.

Arnold was born June 8, 1920, in Barber Township, the son of Frederick and Alma (Weise) Prescher. He attended eight years at District #56 country school and was a 1938 graduate of Delavan High School. After graduation he attended Farm School and Aircraft Building at Minneapolis. He married Everald Winnifred Wood of Delavan on Dec. 25, 1941, at Yuma, Ariz. They lived in San Diego, Calif., one and a half years while he was working at Consolidated Aircraft, before returning to Delavan to begin farming. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and held many offices and sang in the choir for about 40 years. He served as chairman of the Delavan School Board and was a director of the Farmer’s State Bank of Delavan. Along with farming, he did trucking for Stockley-VanCamp and custom corn shelling. He was a school bus driver and a substitute mail carrier. He and Everald spent several years down south in the winter months. His greatest loves were fishing and spending time with his family.

Arnold is survived by his daughters, Lynn Cole, of Burnsville, Cheryl (Kenneth) Claude, of Delavan; son, Paul (Ruth) Prescher, of Delavan; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roland, of Blue Earth, and Ralph, of Delavan; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Haase, of Blue Earth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Everald.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com