Roger Prantner, 1929-2018

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Funeral services for Roger Prantner, 88, of Glenville will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Revs. Joshua Blair and David Engen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Roger died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his home.

Roger Prantner

Roger Louis Prantner was born on Dec. 17, 1929, at home in Glenville, the son of Louis and Olive Ione (Herman) Prantner. He attended country school in rural Glenville.

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Roger proudly served his country twice. The first time when he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1947. After his honorable discharge while in California, he returned to the Glenville/Myrtle area. On May 9, 1951, he was drafted in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was stationed in Korea. He again returned home after an honorable discharge.

On Nov. 2, 1952, Roger was united in marriage to Agnes “Aggie” Lorraine Peterson at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. They moved to the Glenville area as a young family. He worked as a welder for Queen Stoves and Scotsman Products.

Roger had many interests, including deer hunting, fishing, wagon trains, buggy and wheelmaking, lawn mowing and raising horses and mules. He regularly would run his trapline — from coffee in Myrtle/Glenville to “Tootsie Rolls” for supper. He was an avid collector of hats and stuff. Roger enjoyed watching ball games with Jevonne on TV and attending his grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities. A favorite event of his was demonstrating wagon wheel-making at Kiester Days. Roger was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville. He was also very active in the community as a member of the American Legion and Bohemian Brick Hall/Lodge Zare Zapadu Lodge No. 44 and was a past member of the Moose Lodge, Union Center, Sunset Saddle Club, Pioneer Power and Veterans of Foreign Wars.He previously served as a 4-H leader.

Roger is survived by his children, Pat Senholtz of Rush City, Douglas (Phyllis) Prantner of Litchfield and Paula (Dan) Stadin of Sandstone; grandchildren Matt (Amy) Senholtz, Joe (Kris) Senholtz, Mike Senholtz, Janna (Dusty) Senholtz, Jamie Prantner, Craig Prantner and Andrew (Krissy) Stadin; great-grandchildren Ellie, Aaron, Alex, Savannah, Adam, Belen, Keegan, Louis and Johnathon; sisters- and brothers-in-law Dean and Mary Poole, Jim and Kathy Peterson and Sandy Peterson; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Jevonne Budach; and the Rayman family.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Aggie; mother, Olive; father, Louis; stepfather, Cecil Willadsen; brother, Clair Willadsen; sister-in-law, Jean Willadsen; mother- and father-in-law Selmer and Myrtle Peterson; sisters- and brothers-in-law David and Harriet Green, Merlin and Mary Peterson and Dale Peterson; and nephews Gene Poole and Woody Peterson.