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David J. Prissel

David J. Prissel

David J. Prissel, age 68 of Durand, died peacefully in the arms of his children as he entered eternal life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Dave was born March 3, 1949 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire to Joseph and Blanche (Weiss) Prissel. He was one of six children, grew up in Durand and graduated from Durand High School in 1967. Dave married the love of his life, Ruth Fedie, on May 17, 1969 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima. He worked at the Courier Wedge and Pittman Oil. Dave owned and operated Reflections Photography and DJ’s Bar & Grill, both in Durand. He was also a reserve officer for the Durand Police Department, a member of the Durand Fire Department and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Up until his retirement, Dave owned and operated Lone Oak Dairy in the Town of Lima.

The biggest part of Dave’s life was family, which for Dave, did not mean just blood relation. He enjoyed traveling, motorcycling, camping, fishing, hunting, 4 wheeling, dominoes, snowmobiling and playing cards especially Pfeiffer. Dave earned his PHD in B.S.

Dave is survived by his significant other; Sharon Griffin of Baldwin, children; Jennifer (Darsen) Prissel of Portland, OR, David S. (Jessie) of Hudson and Ann (Tim Carlisle) Oberding of Eau Claire, five grandchildren; Tate, Ava, Nick, Kyle and Matt (Whitney). Dave was very fond of Sharon’s two sons; Ryan and Sean Griffin. He is further survived by siblings; Steve (Barb) of Ripon, Melissa (Jody) Buhr of Clear Lake, Pam (Rod) Weiss of Dousman, Joe (Kim) of New Jersey and Judy Cross of California, many beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents; Joseph and Blanche, his wife; Ruth (2003), one son in infancy and son-in-law; George Oberding (2010).

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima, rural Durand with Rev. Paul Bosco officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dave’s name to the Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center or Sacred Heart Hospital. All donations given will be donated to these and other local charities.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Bill Dorwin

    So very sorry I couldn’t attend Dave’s wake or funeral. I had some health issues myself at that time.
    Many good times and enjoyed the years you worked at Pittman’s station.

  2. Greg Riley

    What a wonderful friend of my parents and as a child knowing him and Ruth I always admired them and thinking it was retry special the fun that they shared!

  3. Paul and Amanda (Smith) Glaus

    I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was always very friendly and usually had a joke to tell. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Don & Val Hayden

    Dave, Jen, Ann and families You dad was a wonderful man and could make anyone smile. He will be missed.

  5. Lindsay Pomasl Koepke

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy. Special hugs to Judi (I was a classmate of his wife, Ruth, and sister, Judi.)

  6. StephenPrissel

    Please know Sharon that we will not forget the support you gave to Dave for so many years by staying at his side.We all miss him as do many !

  7. Verona Koller, Rita Kepple, Veronica Koller, Jan Rivard, Mar

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Just sitting here remembering all the fun times we had growing up.
    Mom is having David included in a Memorial Remembrance mass. God Bless you all!

  8. Judi & Gary Bauer

    Gary and I extend our sympathy to each and everyone. Dave was one of kind. We sure enjoyed visiting with him when our paths crossed. Thinking of you Jen, you spent a lot of time at our home during your high school years. I was just in Portland for a week. Didn’t know you lived there.

  9. Beth Schwendinger

    I am truely blessed and honored to have known Dave. He always brought a smile to my face at work. I will miss his hugs and of course his jokes. Beth Schwendinger

  10. Paula Smith

    To the Family of David Prissel

    so sorry for the loss of your dad
    my thoughts and prayers will be with each of you

  11. Tim and Julie Milliren

    To the entire Prissel family, you have our deepest sympathies. I have such good memories of "pa" picking up Nick from daycare. He was always telling stories of some sort, had us all laughing. Hugs to everyone!

  12. Chris and Sheila Castleberg

    Dave was an inspiration with his smile and positive attitude. You have our deepest sympathy.

  13. Brent A Bauer

    Dave was a one of a kind, Help anyone out anytime. He will be missed. My sympathy to the family of this great man!

  14. Mike Albert

    Dave, Jessie, Ava, and the rest of the family, we are so sorry for your loss.Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. Mike, Jennie, and Sara Albert

  15. Kim Adey

    My heart is heavy for the entire Prissel family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  16. Richard & Diane Nett

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Steve, Barb, Sharon, and the entire Prissel family. We didn't know Dave as well as we know Steve and Barb, but this we do know .... Dave was part of a very wonderful family. Love & hugs to each and every one of you.
    Richard & Diane Nett

  17. Thom Rutherford

    Dave was an amazingly strong person!!! He fought his battles with his strength, humor, and positive attitude. 14 years ago I was taking my father in law to Eau Claire for prostate treatment. As we left the back way there was this guy setting with double drip bags hanging on him, smoking a cigarette. We both commented on the site. As we passed by the guy hollered "Hey Thom". It was Dave. We had a great talk!!! Later, I heard from a friend that worked there that he only had weeks to live..... Dave had a better plan and made it happen his way, 14 years later. God Bless you Friend Dave and ALL your family!! Thom and the Rutherford Family.

  18. John and judy parr

    Sorry for your loss.


    Dave was a great friend and neighbor while growing up. We spent many hours hunting
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  20. Cheryl Leonard

    My heart is so heavy thinking of your loss. I know how much you loved your dad and he fought a good fight. My prayers go out to your family. Stay strong❤

  21. Dr. Phil

    Mary and I were always inspired by Dave's incredible positive love of life, family, friends, fun, and animals (the kitten under his shirt)! That attitude kept him beating the odds while living life to the fullest and inspired many other people facing cancer. Many fond memories of working with him and "gentle" George at the dairy.

    Dr. Phil


    My condolences to Sharon and family.Dave's journey was filled with pain, but he never complained. I enjoyed many conversations with Dave were he was able to use his PHD.

  23. Patricia Hurlburt

    Heartfelt sympathy to you Sharon and your family plus Daves family. One Great guy will truly be missed. May you get the strength from God in the days ahead, Blessings and prayers to ALL - Hugs to you .......

  24. Rose Prissel

    My condolences to Sharon & all of Dave's family.
    My all your memories help you thru this sad time.

  25. Dick & Jan Bates

    Dave Prissel Family:
    Dave was a great guy. I always loved visiting with him. He faced his cancer very courageously. He never gave up. He is now with the good Lord. Although we will miss him we know he is in God's hands.

    Dick & Jan

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