Edward Prost Sr.

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edward Dale Prost Sr., 87, of Perryville died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Independence Care Center of Perry County.

He was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Perryville, son of the late Edward William and Hilda Alma Unverferth Prost. He was married 62 years ago on May 3, 1947, to Irene Catherine Hennemann. She survives in Perryville.

Mr. Prost was a retired aircraft supervisor at Rockwell International. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Council 1263 and American Legion Post 133. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mary Susan and Nicholas Tibbs of Fruitland, Laura and Floyd Wahler of Perryville, Jeanette and Allen Buchheit of Cape Girardeau; two sons, William and Bonnie Prost of Perryville and Edward D. and Paula Prost Jr. of Omaha, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Adrian, Linus and Lee Prost; three sisters, Catherine Brewer, Vivian Zoellner and Aurelia Wood; and a grandson, Scott Nuyt.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Knights of Columbus and parish wake at 7:45 p.m., and from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, with a rosary at 8:30 a.m.

He will then be taken to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for Mass at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Charles E. Prost officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Post 133 and Delta Team.

Memorials are preferred to St Vincent school or Birthright.