Stewart H. “Duke” Prichard, 94, of rural Hornick, Iowa, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Hornick United Methodist Church in Hornick with Pastor Catie Newman officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow at Grant Township Cemetery in rural Rodney, Iowa.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Stewart H. “Duke”, the son of Jay G. and Emily (Mellott) Prichard, was born August 10, 1925 at the family farm in rural Monona County.
Duke attended Brown Country School and then Hornick Public School.
He enlisted in the United States Navy and served two years in the Philippines until being honorably discharged. Duke returned to Monona County to help his brother on the farm.
On May 5, 1950, Duke was united in marriage to Justine Louise Miller in Worthington, Minnesota. This union was blessed with four sons. The family made their home on the farm in rural Hornick.
Duke worked as a heavy equipment operator for several construction companies. With his construction work, the family made their home in several states over the years.
He retired from the Union of Operating Engineers Local 234. After retiring, Duke farmed, raised cattle and built hay grinders.
Duke was a member of the Hornick United Methodist Church, Hindman-Steele American Legion Post 492, Union of Operating Engineers Local 234 and the Iowa Cattleman’s Association.
He enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, traveling and anything to do with the farm.
Duke is survived by his wife Justine Prichard of Hornick, IA; four sons: Jake (Loretta) Prichard of Hornick, IA; Jerry Prichard of Glidden, IA; Jeff Prichard of Sergeant Bluff, IA and Jason Prichard of Hornick, IA; eleven grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by nine brothers and sisters.