Leo A. Prill, age 76, formerly of Bloomer, New Auburn and Exland, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born December 12, 1936 in Bloomer to Arnold and Dorothy (Hankey) Prill. He married Emma Peaslee on August 31, 1963 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer. He worked as a self-employed veterinarian for 50 years in the New Auburn and Exland area. He was a devout Christian and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ladysmith. He was a member of the New Auburn and Winter Lion’s Club, served on the Chippewa County Board and was on the Village of New Auburn Board for 15 years where he served as president. He enjoyed teaching Sunday School, snowmobiling, motorcycling and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife: Emma of Exeland; two sons: James Prill of Bloomer and Jerry (Kim) Prill of Raddison WI; one daughter: Cindy (Kevin) Kressin of Bloomer; two sisters: Pat (Barry) McDonald and Sandy (Jerry) Frisco; one brother: William (Carol) Prill; four grandchildren: Christian, Jesse and Kayley Kressin and Dakota Pearson.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold and Dorothy Prill.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomer with Pastor Bob Otto and Pastor John Ruege officiating. Interment will be in the Bloomer Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 on Friday at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.