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Ronald Pringnitz

November 1, 1928 - June 18, 2024


Ronald Pringnitz, 95, of Britt formerly of Kanawha, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Funeral services for Ronald Pringnitz will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Kanawha Methodist Church, 402 North Main Street, in Kanawha. 

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Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East Second Street, in Kanawha, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Ronald Eugene Pringnitz (95) son of Emil and Anna (Schoenwetter) Pringnitz was born November 1, 1928 on the family farm in Twin Lake Township where he lived his entire life. He was baptized and confirmed in Liberty Methodist Church and was a member of Kanawha United Methodist Church.

He received his education from a rural school in Twin Lake Township and graduated from Kanawha High School in 1945 after which he attended Upper Iowa University.

He served his country during the Korean Conflict, attending Signal Corp School in Fort Gordon, Georgia and serving in crypto communications while stationed in San Francisco, California and Washington state.

He was united in marriage to Marjorie Pilquist in 1957. To this union four children were born: Tami, Sandi, Steve, and Jill. Ron and Marge lived on the home farm for 50 years and then moved to the town of Kanawha.

Ron served as a 4-H leader, school board member, Township Trustee, and was very active in the church.

Ron enjoyed farming, fishing and nature, especially wildflowers and birds, sharing these with grandchildren by catching bullheads at West Twin Lake, strolling through the flower garden, and holding baby pigs. His dry sense of humor and wit were enjoyed by many and passed on to his children and grandchildren for future prosperity.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, four children, Tami Guerrier of Huntersville, North Carolina, Sandi Pringnitz of Garner, Iowa, Steve Pringnitz (Linda) of Willis, Texas, Jill French (Scott Mollenkopf) of Charlotte, North Carolina, grandchildren, Tyler Pringnitz (Courtney) of Royce City, Texas, Hannah (Guerrier) Kroening (Jeremy) of Charlotte North Carolina, Zachary Pringnitz (Larizza) of Bridgeland, Texas, Jonathon Guerrier (Stephanie) of Huntersville, North Carolina, Hansen French (Maggie) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Grace (French) Skeen (Derek) of Durham, North Carolina, Peter French of Durham, North Carolina, Jyoti French of Durham North Carolina, and six great-grandchildren, Harlyn and Garrick Eugene Pringnitz of Royce City, Texas, Nora, Merrit, and Banks Ronald Guerrier of Huntersville, North Carolina, Kathryn French of Charlotte, North Carolina, and sister-in-law Boni Pringnitz, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jr. Pringnitz & Virgil Pringnitz, sisters Lois Lange, Doris Groesbeck, Merlin Mau, and Verna Ott.