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LeNora Harriet Prinsen

Fri, Nov 29th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

LeNora Harriet Prinsen, 85, a resident of the Harmony Care Center and formerly of Cherry Grove, died Nov. 22, 2002 at the care center.

LeNora Harriet Berning was born Feb. 5, 1917, in Bristol Township Fillmore County to Lee and Bertha (Prinsen) Berning. She grew up on a farm and attended Crystal Springs country school. She attended high school in Harmony for one year and graduated from high school in Preston. She completed Normal Training and taught country school for seven years. On Dec. 19, 1942, she married Edward Prinsen. The couple farmed for three years and then owned the grocery and feed store in Cherry Grove for many years. Mrs. Prinsen served lunches and waited on customers at the store and wrote the Cherry Grove news for the local papers for many years. She enjoyed music and played the violin, guitar and piano. She made bulletin covers and scrapbooks for her church. After retirement, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and an afternoon soap opera.

Survivors include two sisters, Alma Dornink of Preston and Eleanor Thacher of Harmony Care Center. Her husband and daughter preceded her in death.

The funeral was November 24, 2002 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery. Hindt Hutchins Funeral Home, Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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