Willard W. "Barney" Prost
Willard W. "Barney" Prost, 86, of Kewaskum, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1920, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Wilmer and Viola (Schultz) Prost, and was a 1937 graduate of Kewaskum High School.
On Nov. 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Dolores Jansen.
A lifelong resident of the area, Barney farmed in the town of Kewaskum and was employed by Carroll Haug Roofing for many years.
He later worked for Equity Livestock Sales Association in Lomira, retiring after over 20 years of service.
Barney was a member of Peace United Church of Christ in Ke-waskum, Modern Woodmen, Kewaskum Sportsman Club, West Bend Moose Lodge 1398 and the Birthday Club.
Barney will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and his passion for sports, both as a participant and as a fan.
In his younger years, he participated in high school basketball and baseball and after high school played for the home talent team for many years.
Barney was a loyal fan of the Kewaskum Indians, Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.
He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid sheeps-head and skat player.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Dolores; two daughters, Janine (Scott) Prost-Domasky of St. Louis, Mo. and Bonnie (Ron) Will of Kewas-kum; three grandchildren, Chad Will of Gillett, Kelli Jo Will (special friend, Greg Anderson) of Appleton and Mandi (Jeff) Rahmer of St. Cloud; two sisters-in-law, Joan Jansen of Schofield and Dorothy Jansen of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, Barney was preceded in death by a brother, Wilmer Prost Jr.; a sister, Burnette (Paul) Schmitt; a great-niece, Brenda Oelhafen; two brothers-in-law, Eugene Jansen and Earl Jansen; and a nephew, Greg Jansen.
A memorial service for Barney will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Peace United Church of Christ in Kewaskum.
Rev. Daniel V. Schowalter will officiate and burial of the cremains will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Memorials to Peace United Church of Christ or KEYS are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.
Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.