The Obit For Whitey Prettner
Joseph B. Prettner Sr.
Published in Pioneer Press on August 28, 2012
"Whitey" Age 90 of Maplewood Passed away on 8/26/2012.
Preceded in death by son Stephen, son-in-law David Ross, brother Raymond
and sister Helen.
Survived by loving wife of 65 years Ruth (Germain); children Joseph Jr.
(Jody), Lloyd, Debbie Ross, Christine Schwartz (Mark), Kathy Smith and
Mary Prettner (Thomas); 17 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sisters
Lorraine Tiedens & Janet O'Connell and other relatives and friends.
Whitey was born on 8/22/1922 and was raised on St. Paul's North End. He
was a loving and hardworking husband, father, grandfather & great
grandfather. He retired in 1987 after 31 years with the City of Maplewood.
Whitey was also a skilled musician who played professionally for 50+ years
on accordian, his amazing Cordovox and finally keyboards. He also was
a talented baseball player and played professionally in the Brooklyn Dodgers
minor league organization.
Service Thursday (8/30) at 11:00 AM at CHURCH OF ST. PETER, 2600 Margaret
Street, North St. Paul.
Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday from 4-8:00 PM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E.
7th Avenue, North St. Paul and one hour before the service at church on
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.