Edgar J. Prager

June 30, 1923 - March 5, 2012

Edgar J. Prager of Waukesha passed away unexpectedly in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the age of 88. Edgar was born in Waukesha on June 30, 1923, the son of John and Louise (nee Kopchinski) Prager.

Edgar was raised on a farm and as an adult started his own farm in Waukesha. In 1948, he went into the concrete and masonry trade and later founded Edgar J. Prager and Sons Inc. Edgar started his business from the ground up, and he made it a very successful and well known.

Edgar enjoyed fishing, golfing, card playing, gardening, wood working and making beautiful stained glass and jewelry. Edgar loved to travel and had visited all 50 states throughout his lifetime. His travels took him to many places, including mission trips to Brazil and Venezuela.

Edgar will be dearly missed by his children, Patricia (Wayne) Jacobi of Waukesha, Barbara Leonard of Green Bay, Gerald (Karie) Prager of Pewaukee and Daniel (Mary Ann) Prager of Waukesha. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, John (Kristen), Colleen (Steve), Amy (Steve), Chris (Greg), Eric (Rebekah), Ryan (Susan), Melodie, Charity, Daniel and Claire, and his 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Clarence (Rhoda) Prager of Waukesha; a sister, Ruthie (Francis) Rogers of Waukesha; a sister-in-law, Jeanine Prager of Pewaukee; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Edgar was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 1983; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Janet.

Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, March 12, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. John Borgwardt will officiate the service. A gathering to celebrate Edgar’s life will occur in the church hall immediately following the service. Edgar will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Those wishing to join the family for the committal service are asked to meet in the green parking area at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated by the family to The Living Word Building Fund, c/o Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2712 Sussex Lane, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.