Obit: Prior, Robert #2 (1922 – 1975)
Surnames: Prior, Carlson, Humlie, Zepplin, Kehrberg, Dahlby, Kobiske, Zettler, Benedict, Raab, Kronberger, Giese, Ewert, Feldt
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 09 Jan 1975
Prior, Robert (25 JAN 1922 – 2 JAN 1975)
Robert Prior, 52, of 200 W. South Street, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.), was dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield January 2, 1975 at 4:30 p.m. He had suffered a heart attack at his place of business in Loyal.
A committal service was held at 10:00 a.m. with a scripture reading by Rev. Humlie and a Prayer, Psalm 23 by Rev. Carlson.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 6, at the United Methodist Church, Loyal. The Rev. Eugene Carlson, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated, with the Rev. William Humlie, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, assisting.
Pallbearers were Byron Zepplin, Wilbur Kehrberg, Vern Dahlby, Gerald Kobiske, Gerald Zettler, and Morvin Benedict.
The flag was presented by Jesse Raab on behalf of the American Legion.
The congregation sang, "Joyful, Joyful," and "All the Way My Savior." Mrs. Ray Feldt was organist.
The Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.
A Masonic service was held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.
Robert Prior was born on January 25, 1922, at Wauconda, Illinois. He came to Loyal in 1926 and received his education in Loyal school, graduating from Loyal High School. He attended the Midwest School of Horology in Albany, Missouri, and served his watchmaker apprenticeship in Wausau. He started Prior's Jewelry and Gifts in Loyal in 1948.
Robert Prior was a member of the Loyal Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Consistory of Eau Claire, the Eastern Star, American Legion, and Rotary Club.
He was a world War II veteran, serving in the Air Force in the 8th Troop Squadron.
He was married on June 10, 1945 to the former Dorothy Kronberger, who survives him.
In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by three sons, Michael, Madison; Scot, Yakima, Washington, Mitchell, at home; and one daughter, Maureen, at home; is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prior, two brothers, Calvin Prior, Greenwood, and Norman Prior, Marshfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Ora Lee) Giese, Rice Lake, and Mrs. Raymond (Muriel) Ewert, Crystal Lake, Illinois.
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