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.