Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery with full Military Rites by the AMVETS Post #8. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
John William Prichard was born March 3, 1935 in Storm Lake, the son of James S. and Mary Fern (McMurtry) Prichard. Growing up, he attended school at Storm Lake where he graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1953. After high school graduation, John attended Iowa State University where he graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business.
On Dec. 28, 1957, John was united in marriage to Carol Fuller in Sioux City. Together, they were blessed with three children: Anne, John Michael, and Molly.
In 1957, John enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country for two years before he was honorably discharged in 1959. After being discharged from the Navy, John came back to Storm Lake and went into business with his father at Prichard Supply.
John was a member of the Rotary Club and Bridge Club. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake where he has been an active member his entire life.
In his later years, John enjoyed history and traveling the world. He loved camping and enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and family. He treasured family gathering and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Carol Prichard of Storm Lake; children: Anne (Dirk) Bowman of Gering, Neb.; John Michael Prichard of St. Paul, Minn.; Molly (Rob) Lopez of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren: Matt Bowman; Tyler (Anna) Goswick; Alicia (Dan) Sisel; Erika Bowman; Francesca Lopez; Genevieve Lopez; brothers: James M. (Eloise) Prichard of Storm Lake; Philip (Delaine) Prichard of Davenport; nieces; nephews; extended family and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Prichard.