Margaret M. Prom, 82

Margaret M. Prom, passed away in the morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Harbor Club in Port Washington where she had been a resident. She was 82 years old. Margaret was born in Port Washington on Feb. 5, 1930, the daughter of Peter N. Poull and Anna Karrels Poull. She grew up on the family farm in the town of Belgium. She graduated from Port Washington High School in 1947. After high school, she attended Miss Brown’s Business School in Milwaukee, after which she started work at A.C. Spark Plug.

On April 24, 1954 she married Harold Prom at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake Church. The couple moved to the Grafton area. Later in life, she worked at Marx Advertising and was a longtime employee of Sharbuno’s Jewelers in Port Washington.

Margaret was a current member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington, and a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grafton, where she was active in the choir. Her hobbies included gardening, swimming and singing in various choral groups. She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in law, Mary (the late Ted) Poull of Port Washington, Lillian (the late Richard) Poull of Oak Creek, Bob (Marie) Prom of Belgium, Fred (Judy) Prom of Mayville, Al (Joanne) Prom of Newburg, and Marge (John) Davel of Tomah. She is further survived by many, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; brothers, Peter L. Poull, Ted Poull and Richard Poull; and sisters, Helen McCabe and Marion Poull.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington with Father Tom Lijewski officiating. She was laid to rest next to Harold in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 7, at the church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at