Sikorski - (Obit Leader)
Sikorski - (Obit Leader)

In Memory of Dale Prine

December 31, 1930 - December 24, 2021

Dale D. Prine, 90, died on December 24, 2021, with his family at his side.

He was born in Hillsdale, Wisconsin to Luther and Mabel (Baldwin) Prine on December 31, 1930.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene.

Dale is survived by Agnes, his wife of 66 years, and his daughters Debbie (David) Olsen, Dawn (Tom) Urban and Jeanne (Mike) Mikulski. He is also survived by his grandchildren Matt (Melanie) Olsen, Kate Olsen, McKenzie Mikulski, and Andrew (Alexia) Mikulski, great grandsons Eli and Jonathan Olsen, brother Gary (Pat) Prine, sister-in-law Milada Prine and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Following his graduation from Barron High School, Dale served in the US Army. As a Korean War Veteran, Dale became a member of the Postville, Iowa American Legion for 6 years and the Barron American Legion for 54 years following his return to Barron.

While a long-time resident of Barron, Dale had the privilege of serving on the Barron Area School Board and as a member of the First Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and various other committees.

Dale spent the majority of his career at Jerome Foods where he held several positions. He “retired” multiple times and in preparation for his final retirement, built The Rug Shed in his back yard. He taught himself to weave rugs and placemats. Throughout his retirement career, Dale cultivated many connections and friendships at craft shows.

Dale loved to go fishing and he especially enjoyed his trips to Lake Mille Lacs and Canada. Family and friends joined him on these trips, and he cherished the time he spent with his fishing buddies.

Dale was proud of many things including family, friends, his job, his crafts, his well-manicured lawn, and his clean driveway free of ice and snow.

He overcame many health challenges over the years and he did so with unwavering strength and determination.

The family is grateful to the staff of Barron Care and Rehab and Mayo Hospice for the kindness and care they provided to Dale.

A celebration of life will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.

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