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Doris Marie Prinsen


Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Doris Marie Prinsen, age 94, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn., passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at Hospice of Arizona (Greenfield House) in Mesa.

Doris was born in Preston on May 21, 1919, to John and Mary (Ledeboer) Brusse. She attended school in Preston and worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a Telephone Operator for 6 years.

Doris married Carroll Vernon Prinsen on September 3, 1941, at the Cherry Grove Parsonage. They farmed in the Cherry Grove area until 1955. She was president of the Cherry Grove Ladies Aide for a number of years and sang in the choir. They bought the grocery store in Greenleafton which they operated as Prinsen’s Grocery for 18 years.

In 1973 they moved to Preston where Doris worked at Ebert’s Hardware for 6 years. She then retired and helped her husband, Carroll, with custodial jobs and also babysat. They lived in Arizona for a year from 2001-2002 but returned to Preston. Carroll passed away February 5, 2008. She had made her home with her granddaughter, Amy, in Apache Junction since December 2011.

She was a member of the Greenleafton Reformed Church for over 50 years and enjoyed crafts and making cards.

Doris is survived by two granddaughters, Amy (Greg Heimann) Hightower and Karen (Jon) Nyberg and great-grandson, Nash Nyberg all of Apache Junction, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll; their only child, Diane Hightower; a brother, Lloyd Brusse; and a sister, Evelyn Apenhorst.

Funeral services were on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafton with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

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