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Edward W. Prentiss of Indiana

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Edward W. Prentiss of Indiana
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2014 and Revised 7 Oct 2014

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1. Edward W. Prentiss was b. 9 Feb 1924 at an unknown location, and d. 17 Nov 1991, Lake Co., IN, per the SSDI. In 2000 he lived in Gary, IN. Another time, perhaps 2009, he lived in Hobart, IN.

He m. Louella J. Himo on 25 Nov 1948 in Lake Co., IN. She was b. c. 1929 abd d, 5 Apr 2012. Her obituary reads as follows:

    Post-Tribune (IN) - Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Hobart IN United States

    Prentiss, Louella J. (nee Himo) age 83 formerly of Hobart, passed away on Thursday April 5, 2012.

    "Miss Lou" was a kindergarten teacher at St. Bridget school in Hobart from 1968 through 1970 and rectory secretary at St. Bridget Church from 1970 to 1972. She worked for three law offices: Attorney Ray Partlow, Attorney William Longer and Attorneys Rice and Rice. In her "retirement" years Lou worked as bookkeeper and greeter at a local funeral home in Hobart. Lou was in the Eastern star (1982-2008). She served as Worthy Matron of the Gary Chapter of Eastern Star four times and was Deputy of District 19 from 1992 to 1993.

    Lou held numerous offices including all offices in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Director of the Hoosier Boystown Board (1958-1960), and St. Bridget Parish Council. Her Husband, Edward Prentiss preceded her in death in 1991.

    She is survived by three children; Rhonda (Rick) Nicholson of Westfield, IN, Karl (Cathie) Prentiss of Tampa, FL and Eric (Jill) Prentiss of Indianapolis; a granddaughter Jessica (Shon) Sauri; two grandsons Stephen Prentiss (US Airforce) and Riley Prentiss (US Navy) one great granddaughter Taylor Sauri; one great grandson Tristan Sauri.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:00a.m. from the KRAFT FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 370 N. County Line Road, Hobart, IN.. Interment will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. For more information call 219-942-9866

Children of Edward and Louella:

  1. Rhonda Prentiss. She m. Rick Nicholson and in 2012 lived in Westfield, IN.
  2. Karl Prentiss. He m. Cathie and in 2012 lived in Tampa, FL.
  3. Eric Prentiss. He m. Jill and in 2012 lived in Indianapolis, IN.

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