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Virgil G. Pringnitz

December 7, 1931 — July 30, 2008

Virgil G. Pringnitz

GARNER - Virgil G. Pringnitz, 76, of Garner died Wednesday (July 30, 2008) at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services were held 10:30 A.M., Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Klemme with Rev. Paddy Druhl officiating. Burial was in Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme with military rites by the Klemme Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

Virgil Glen Pringnitz, the son of Emil and Anna (Schoenwetter) Pringnitz, was born December 7, 1931, on the home farm southwest of Klemme. He attended a rural school in Twin Lakes Township and graduated from Klemme High School in 1950. Virgil served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1952 to 1954. On April 14, 1956, he married Bonita Meyer at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura. To this union, two daughters were born, Dawn and Sue. Virgil farmed southwest of Klemme for 45 years before retiring and moving into Garner in 2001. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle trail riding with Boni, Dawn, Sue and all of the Saddle Club friends, helping out at the Hancock County Fair and golfing with Michael and Adam. He also enjoyed attending cattle sales and having coffee with all of his friends in Garner and Klemme. Virgil spent many hours surveying the crops in the area, especially keeping an eye on the fields of Doyce and Marv.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Klemme , Klemme American Legion Post No. 625 and the Garner American Legion Post No. 256. He served on the Hancock County Pork and Beef Board, was a member of the Garner Saddle Club and was a past 4-H Leader.

Virgil is survived by his wife, Boni, of Garner; daughters, Dawn (Al) Kaduce of Urbandale and Sue (Dean) Jensen of Blair, NE; grandsons, Michael and Adam Kaduce; brother, Ronald (Marge) Pringnitz of Kanawha; sisters, Verna Ott of Clear Lake and Doris Groesbeck of Garner; a sister-in-law, Ruth Pringnitz of Kanawha; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jr. Pringnitz; and sisters, Lois Lange and Merlin Mau.
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