Joan M. Prehn



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GREECE: Thursday, August 21, 2008. Predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret; brother, John. Survived by her special niece and nephews, Lisa, George, John and Lyman; great-niece; Zabrenna; many devoted friends. Joan was a Marine Corps. Veteran, a small plane pilot/instructor and an avid golfer. She was dedicated to helping eh LPGA committee as a child care chairman. No prior calling. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pluta Cancer Center in her memory.


  1. Zabrina Zablan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Aunty Joan, Life is only so long and I’m glad that you lived yours to the fullest. You put a smile on everyones face and brought people joy. You always took care of my mom and myself and I thank you for that. I will never forget during christmas time recieving a gift from you(And you were always first). I will miss you so much. I know that you are now in peace, resting in a better place. One day we will be reunited. I will never forget what a terrific aunty you were to me. I love you with all my heart.

  2. Marjorie Neil on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’ll never forget the many days of golfing and just plain fun we had. May you rest in pease and find your soulmate once again in heaven. The LPGA in Rochester just won’t be the same. You’ll certainly be missed. My prayers to your family. Your friends, Marge & Pat

  3. chuck evenski on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joan was a dear and close friend for many years and I miss her laugh and the most famous quote ‘ I’m fine how are you’ Joan was a great friend to Betty and myself and loved her family very much. She was a strong women in so many ways and lived life with a spirit like no other . I miss her but I’m happy she’s with her family and friends in heaven . Joan it was a great ride and I’ll see ya thanks for being a great friend I love ya chuck

  4. Diane Prehn Bowes on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joan was avery special cousin. We always had a grand time visiting her Dad’s and Bea’s. She was older than I, but I have very fond memories of the family.e

  5. Robert (Bob) Greninger on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Many fond memories of flying together with Joan. She was an excellent pilot and instructor as well as a good friend. We worked together at Kodak and she was a dedicated employee. And an ex-Marine SEMPER FI

  6. Elaine Fahselt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My dear friend Joan, How I already miss our phone calls and stopping by for a beer! Thank you for all the happy memories that I will cherish forever. You were one of a kind. Now you and Betty can once again enjoy each others company. Love, Elaine, Ej, Debbie and Lotte

  7. Nancy Vogt-Harvey on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Remembering you Joan with many fond memories of our days at good old Bldg. 65. I will cherish them always. Keep on flyin high and reaching for that hole-in-one. The world is a better place for all of us who were lucky enough to have met you on life’s journey. Lookin forward to some free golf lessons when we meet again, hey! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Carol Colombo (CC) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    The last time I saw Joan was at Betty’s funeral. I Asked her to keep in touch with me. I sent her a picture of Betty and herself not too long ago. We had fun when we were all together at McCall Rd. and my house. I will miss her.

  9. Paula Page on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Those were the days my friend

  10. Margaret Lisa Prehn Zablan on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To my beautiful Aunty Joan; I will miss you with all my heart. I will carry with me all my cherished memories of you from when I was just a little girl till just a few weeks ago when I last saw you. You are an awesome Women! I am proud of the Women that you are…so courageous, independent, strong, kind hearted, noble, pure and lovely. I will miss watching Y&R with you, I will miss sending you my yearly Christmas Gift Package of Hawaii goodies. I will miss everything about you. My prayer for you;…Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving us your daughter Joan for all the years you granted her. She truly blessed and touch many in her life her on Earth. Thank you for answering all our prayers that Aunty would not suffer much in her last days. Receive your daughter in Heaven and comfort those left behind and let us remember that Auntie’s Spirit will live on in each of us. Its a day to mourn, but also a day of celebration for Auntie’s new life in Heaven. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be in present with the Lord. We give you all the Glory, Praise and Honor in Jesus name…Amen

  11. Ruth Mets on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Your warm smile, that twinkle in your eye, and your selfless caring–the gifts you gave us all, Joan. I’ll miss you.

  12. Margaret Lisa Prehn on August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I’m thinking of my dearest Aunty Joan on this the 6th year anniversary since she left us. Miss her like crazy, but happy to know she is not suffering any health issues here on earth and that she is playing Golf in Heaven with her friends and my Daddy. There is no time or distance in the realm of the spirit and I feel your spirit with me everyday. Rest in peace and love my beloved Aunty Joan.

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