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Ramona Prior

April 13, 1929 — April 21, 2019

Ramona Prior of Pine City passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 at FirstLight Health Systems in Mora at the age of 90.

Ramona Odendahl was born April 13, 1929 to Lampert and Eva (Miller) Odendahl in Pokegama Township.   She attended Green Vallley a small country school from kindergarten through the eighth grade.  Ramona attended and graduated from Pine City High School in 1946.

Ramona worked for various families during her high school years for room and board.  On November 7, 1946 Ramona married Loren Prior.  They were blessed with five children; Larry, Lorna, Steve, Dan and Michelle.  Over the years, she took in many children to care for, this enabled her to stay home and raise her children.  Once the children were all in school, Ramona was busy working cleaning houses.  In 1974, she was hired to work in the kitchen at Pine City Schools and continued working at the school until her retirement in 1991. 

In May of 1992, Loren passed away; she stayed in the family home until 1998.  In May of 1998, Ramona had an auction and moved to Hillside Court.

Ramona is survived by her son Larry (Boni) Prior of Rosemount; daughter Michelle (Michael) Finger of Key West, Florida; sister Joan Curran of St. Paul; daughter-in-law Brenda Prior of Humboldt, Texas; sons-in-law  Dave Lee of Wickenberg, Arizona and Neil DeBruin of Key West, Florida; grandchildren: Sherry, Bill (Laurie), Tina (Tim), Tara, Craig, Eric (Ale), Melissa (Dwight); great-grandchildren: Austin, Ryan, Mariah, Kortney, Malori, Cole, Tricia, Charlesa, Jack, Carter and Caleb; great-great-grandson Isaiha; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents Lampert & Eva Odendahl; husband Loren; children Lorna Lee, Steve Prior and Dan Prior; granddaughter Jessalyn Prior; siblings Bud, Al, Earl, Paul, Keith, Clair, Bob, Peg, Shirley and infant twin brother.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial for Ramona: 10:30 AM;  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned one hour prior to the Mass in the St. Anthony Commons area at the church.  The interment will take place at the Brook Park Cemetery, Brook Park, Minnesota.

Memorials in Ramona's memory may be designated to: Council of Catholic Women (CCW), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 535 8th St., SW Pine City, MN 55063 or the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements Ramona Prior are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel

www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Anthony Commons - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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