Edmond Sylvester "Nip" Pruneau Sr., 88, Sullivan, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla.
Mr. Pruneau was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Crystal City, the son of Emil Pruneau and wife Magdalene, nee Linderer.
On May 8, 1940, he was united in marriage to Eleanor E. Knickmeyer.
Mr. Pruneau was employed at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Crystal City, and the TNT plant, Weldon Spring.
He also owned a service station on Old Highway 66, Sullivan, and worked for L.E. Meyers electrical contracting company, Overland.
Mr. Pruneau was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4858, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 60 years and St. Anthony Parish, Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one granddaughter, Erin Pruneau; three brothers, Joseph, Martin and Anthony Pruneau; and three sisters, Lorene Pruneau, Louise Jokerst and Helen Roskowske.
He is survived by one daughter, Joan Koebbe and husband Gene, Sullivan; three sons, Ed Pruneau and wife Gail, Washington, Dan Pruneau and wife Sue, Plainfield, Ill., and Mark Pruneau and wife Melora, Webster Groves; seven grandchildren, Gretchen Harman and husband Ron, Ballwin, and Monica, Ashley, Matt, John, Mike and Eleanor Pruneau; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Joshua and Meghan Harman; one brother, Leroy Pruneau and wife Gladys, Crystal City; four sisters, Eleanor Hill and husband John and Emilene AuBuchon, all of Crystal City, Virginia McComack, Festus, and Rita Coleman, Roseburg, Ore.; other relatives and many friends.
A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, June 11, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Sullivan, with the Rev. Dennis Zachies officiating.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Memorials to St. Anthony's Elementary School, Sullivan, or the American Lung Association are preferred.
The family was served by Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan.
Washington Missourian 18 June 2008