Burton Prugh is the owner of Prugh Funeral Service. He is the fifth generation of his family to operate the business. He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree in Business Administration and also a graduate of The Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. Burton is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He served in the US Army Mechanized Artillery during the Vietnam War. His hobbies include boating, woodworking, playing the guitar, gardening, creating pen and ink drawings and restoring classic cars. Burton is past president of the Burlington Rotary Club,past president of the Art Guild of Burlington, past president of the Special Needs Foundation of Des Moines County and treasurer of the Crapo Park Foundation.
Joanne Prugh is the office manager for Prugh Funeral Service. She has worked with her husband Burton for the past 19 years and they have been married for 42 years. Joanne and Burton have one daughter Lindsay (John) Fruehling and three grandchildren, Coulter, Hannah and Ava. She enjoys cooking, entertaining and traveling. She is past treasurer of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Pops Concert and has served on the board of the Visiting Nurses Association.
Doug Beck is an Iowa licensed funeral director who graduated from Danville High School, Class of 1982 and the Kansas City, Kansas Mortuary College. He became a certified crematory operator in 2012. He is a long time resident of the Des Moines County area. Doug and his wife have three children. His wife is a school teacher in our community. When Doug is not serving families at Prugh's he enjoys hands on restoration at his home and buildings. Doug is an avid motor sports enthusiast.
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Gary is a graduate of Roseville High School, Black Hawk East College, and has an A.A.S. in Mortuary Science from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Iowa and Illinois. He is married, has two daughters, four granddaughters and one grandson. Having spent the majority of their married life in Henderson County, Gary and his wife live in Oquawka, Illinois. Gary began working for Prugh Funeral Service on June 30, 2008 and is a member of the Burlington Kiwanis Club.
Lindsay Prugh Fruehling is the sixth generation of her family to be associated with our firm. She attended Southeastern Community College and Bradley University. She and her husband John who is owner of Precision Companies in West Burlington have one son, Coulter and two daughters, Hannah Grace and Ava Katherine. She is a member of the Burlington Fine Arts League,enjoys working on her home, gardening and traveling.
Charlotte and her husband Brad who is a master carpenter for Brueck Construction Co. make their home in Biggsville, Illinois. They are the parents of a daughter, Stephanie (Jamie) Jarrett of Burlington and two sons, Nick (Ammie)of West Burlington and Travis (Morgan)of Dubuque. They have one grandson, Kennan Bradley Shafer born November 21, 2008. Their second grandchild Brenna Leigh Shafer was born on June 10, 2010. She also has four step-grandchildren, Cade, Mallorie, Ethan and Riley.
Before coming to Prugh's she was employed by Bi-County Insurance of Biggsville, served as secretary for the Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America and later as a payroll clerk at the IAAP. She is a member of the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church where she is in the chimes and vocal choir and teaches Sunday School and is on the Bible School committee and teaches Bible School. She is active in the Henderson County Relay For Life and served as the Chairman for the Henderson County Relay for five years, served on the IL Task Force and is a committee member for the Memory Walk in Southeast Iowa. She treasures time with family and friend's.
James "Jim" Wilt retired from the J. I. Case Co. in Burlington where he was honored for the longest employment of all Case employees. Jim graduated from the Air Force Police Academy and served four years in the Air Force Military Police. He was a police officer in West Burlington for twelve years. Jim is widowed and makes his home in West Burlington. His duties at Prugh's include assisting at visitations, delivering flowers and driving one of the pallbearer or family cars.
Mary Rosenberg has been the staff organist at Prugh's for many years. She is a long time Burlington resident. Mary is one of the areas most accomplished and versatile organists. She is also the church organist at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Burlington and enjoys playing the Wicks pipe organ in Prugh's Chapel. She is the mother of four children and the adoring grandmother of seven children. Her husband, Keith died in 2004.
Tim was born to a railroad family and is the 5th generation of his family to live in Burlington. During his youth he was an avid 4-H member with a special interest in quarter horses. His interest in quarter horses continued for more than 35 years. Tim is a graduate of Truman State University majoring in education/business. He served in the military for 8 years and recently retired from The Hawkeye Newspaper as a major account representative. Tim is a member of St. John's Catholic Church. He is an active member of Kiwanis, The Eagles Club and The Knights of Columbus. He serves on the advisory board of the Great River Medical Center Rehabilitation Health and Fitness Center. Tim's hobbies include boating on the Mississippi and restoring older homes. He is also a vintage automobile enthusiast.