Born 1-21-1924 ? Died 5-17-2005
Graveside services for Eugene A. Pretz, 81, of Thayer, Mo., were May 21 at Riverside Cemetery with Father Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring, with arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo.
He was the son of the late Robert Pretz and Lottie Guinn Pretz and was born Jan. 21, 1924, in Wyandotte County, Kan.. He died May 17, 2005, in West Plains, Mo.
He married Sibyl Earls June 29, 1968, in Bay, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served aboard the USS Sullivan during World War II. He was employed by International Harvester Company in Kansas City, Kan. for 30 years. He was a member of St. John?s Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kan.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Sibyl of the home in Thayer; three daughters ? Judi Marler of North Kansas City, Mo., Patty Pruitt of Shawnee, Kan., and Netty Pearl Greve and husband, George, of Thayer; two sons ? Jerry Gene Pretz and wife, Mary, of Paola, Kan., and Royal ?Duke? Richards and wife, Gabriele, of Kansas City, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph Pretz and wife, Jeanne, of Osawatomie, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.