Arvilla Hulda Laura Prahl


Arvilla Hulda Laura Prahl, 86, of West Bend passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Kathy Hospice on Sept. 2, 2010.


She was born on April 3, 1924, in Freistadt, to Emil and Maria (nee Dobberfuhl) Pipkorn. Arvilla was raised and attended school in the Freistadt area. After her schooling, she worked briefly before her marriage to Harold Prahl on Aug. 24, 1946, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freistadt. After their marriage, the couple lived in the town of Trenton since 1963.


Arvilla worked for about 12 years as a transporter for special needs children to school. She also loved embroidering, gardening and canning, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Newburg, former member of the church choir and the church Ladies Auxiliary.

Arvilla is survived by her children, Larry (Linda) of Trenton, Jerry (Barb) of Newburg, Ken (Linda) of Trenton and Cindy (Jim) Moser of Farmington. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Sara, Nicola (Emilio) De Torre, Rebecca, Heather, Ryan, Stacy (Paul) Grulke, Michael and Mark; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Marcella (Robert) Krubsack; sister-in-law, Irmgard Pipkorn; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Esther Boehlke; a brother, Martin Pipkorn; and brother-in-law, Ernst Boehlke.

Funeral services for Arvilla will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 621 Division Road, Newburg, with the Rev. Jon Baumann presiding. Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials to St. Johnís Church or the charity of your choice are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

Arvillaís family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Hospital, and the staff at Kathy Hospice, and Pastor Jon Baumann for the spiritual comfort he gave to their mother.