Louis Henry Prigge, 89, Lake City
Louis Henry Prigge, 89, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, on December 8, 2020 in Lake City.
Louis was born on December 4, 1931, to Henry & Lillie (Hinck) Prigge in West Albany Township in Wabasha County. He attended Whelan Country School District #22 and was drafted into the Army in August of 1952, where he served during the Korean War. He spent several months stationed in Greenland; and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married Esther Dohrn on October 6, 1956 in Lake City at St. John’s Lutheran Church. They made their home on their farm in Mount Pleasant Township until December of 1999 when they moved to Lake City. Louis worked for Gerken’s Feed and Grain after he sold his dairy cows, and continued to drive truck for Gerken’s until his 85th year. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake City where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of VFW Post 8729 and was part of the Honor Guard. Louis enjoyed playing cards, farming, gardening and watching the Twins play. He loved watching the grandchildren play sports and spending time with his great grandchildren. Louis had a kind heart, a sense of humor that was unmatched, and smile that would light up the room.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Esther; his children, Debra (Steve) Herzig of Lake City, Donna (Gary) Hinsch of Zumbrota; grandchildren, Josh (Rachel) Hinsch, Dan (Natalie) Hinsch, Melissa (Brady) Meyer, Holly (Anton) Snyder, Megan (Casey) Ferguson, Ashley Hinsch, and Matthew Herzig; great grandchildren, Blakeley, Camden, Sawyer, Finnegan, Avery, Cohen, Henry and Scarlett; sister, Jean (Conrad) Lechelt of Pine Island; sister-in-law’s, LaVerna Dohrn of Scottsdale, AZ. and Jane Thompson of Scottsdale, AZ.; brother-in-law’s, Donald Dohrn of Plainview and Vernon Dohrn of Lake City; as well as many nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, John Prigge, sister, Marion Dohrn, niece, Violet Lechelt and nephew, Terry Dohrn.
A private family service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Nathan Cordes officiating. The service will be live streamed on Mahn Family Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 11:00 am. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery. Military Honors will be by Lake City VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110. Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.