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Bruce Neil Prentice

January 5, 1936 - March 4, 2018
From: Milford, IA | Originally: Royal, IA
Bruce Neil Prentice

Bruce Neil Prentice

Born: January 5, 1936
Died: March 4, 2018
Age: 82

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Bruce Neil Prentice, the son of John and Bernice Brinkley Prentice, was born January 5, 1936 in Clay County, Iowa.  He received his early education and graduated from Gillett Grove High School.

     On January 8, 1956, Bruce married Shirley Carlson at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.  Following their marriage, they lived in Royal, Iowa where they owned and operated Prentice Backhoe.  Bruce was a member of the Royal Methodist Church, Lions Club, Great Lakes Fishing Club and Two Cylinder Club.  In his spare time, Bruce enjoyed camping and fishing with his family, winters in Texas with Shirley, playing cards and visiting his family.

     On March 4, 2018, Bruce passed away at the Lakes Region Healthcare in Spirit Lake at the age of 82.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean Jackson; brother-in-law, Francis Jackson and his great granddaughter.

     He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Milford, IA; two sons: Jerry (Tammy) Prentice of Brainerd, MN and Danny (LeAnn) Prentice of Denver, CO; two daughters: Cindy (Steve) Rondou of Waunakee, WI and Becky (Bill) Samborski of Brighton, CO; 6 grandchildren: Charles (Melissa) Prentice, Stacy (Patrick) Moya, Mathew (Julia) Prentice, Cassie Prentice, Will (Kelly) Samborski and Tristan Rondou; 6 great grandchildren; his brother, Mike (Trish) Prentice of Austin, TX, sister, Kathy Prentice of Spirit Lake, IA; his beloved dog, Rambo; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Iieu of flowers, the family would like memorials designated to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Pastor John Battern
Dan Prentice
Charles Prentice
Mathew Prentice
Steve Rondou
Jerry Prentice
Bill Samborski
Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M., Thursday with the family present from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
By Onalee Wright
Organist: Stephen Baker
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:40 AM
“So sorry for your loss. He will be truley missed. He was a very nice person along with his wife. ”
- Mr. and Mrs. Mark Haberl
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:09 AM
“To those who mourn the passing of Bruce Prentice:
May God comfort you with happy memories . I grew up 1/2 mile east of Johnny & Bernice. In Logan township we are all family. God’s peace. ”
- La Vonne (Salton) Anderson
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:17 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord bless your memories and give you peace.”
- Mary Ann (Anderson) Quail
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:52 PM
“Shirley and Family. We are sending our sincere thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. It was so nice to see Bruce at Tim and Edna's Memorial weekend. Sending our love,
Brad and Jane Smith”
- Jane Smith
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:43 AM
“Shirley and family - we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Jim & Barb Meyerdirk
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:17 PM
“Shirley and family, so sorry Bruce has left a hole in your family. Bruce and I were in the same class at Gillett Grove--many, many long years ago. Bruce earned an A in teasing and I earned an A plus in reacting badly, like the time I hit him over the head with my geography book in the school bus. I'm sure you have many good memories. Hold them dear!
- Tom and Judy Stoermer Hart
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:03 PM
“I’m very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
Love, Stacy (Ivan & Dodee’s grand daughter)”
- Stacy
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 4:03 PM
“Prentice Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Bruce. I have so many fond...and old memories of our families together. We really had a great life in Royal, Iowa and those were the days. God Bless all! ”
- Lonnie D Pedersen
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:51 PM
“Shirley & Family, I have lost a very good friend. And you have lost a good husband, father, grandfather , & more. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Rich”
- Rich Bailey
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:55 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Lisa Kaiser (Johnson)
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