Norman Prechel, 83, of Lucan passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial is in Gales Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. The Stephens Funeral Service - Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Norman Prechel was born August 21, 1929 in Bashaw Township, Brown County, to William and Edna (Stark) Prechel. He was baptized and confirmed at Stately Church in Brown County. Norman attended country school.
He served in the Air Force from November 1949 to September 1953.
On June 3, 1956 Norman was united in marriage to Mary Larsen. The couple farmed west of Redwood Falls until 1965 when they moved to Walnut Grove. They lived on the Doc Inglis farm and took care of the livestock and crops until 1972 and then moved to Lucan in 2011.
Norman loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He enjoyed playing cards and video games. Norman also enjoyed gardening, chopping wood and trying his luck on lottery tickets.
Norman is survived by his wife Mary of Lucan; children Joyce Prechel and Tom (Lieah) Prechel, all of Lucan; step-grandchildren Brandy (Aaron) Deterling of Morton and Whitney Lord-Heath of Redwood Falls; step-great-grandchildren Todd, Maverick, Griffin and August.
He is also survived by his siblings: Henry (Irene), Eugene (Marge) Betty Stockland, Alfred (Connie), Dennis and Sandy Braillia; sisters-in-law Phyllis Junemann and Patty Prechel and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Loretta, siblings Melvin, Alvin, Lorraine and Robert.