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Phyllis Prodehl

Phyllis A. Prodehl, age 88, of Moville, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Sunrise Retirement Community of Sioux City.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Moville with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. A private family burial will be held at the Arlington Cemetery of Moville.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Moville United Methodist Church or Woodbury Central Elementary Library.

Phyllis Ann Prodehl was born February 17, 1932 in Sioux City, Iowa to Earl F. and Hazel (Griep) Prodehl.  She was a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Morningside College, earning a degree in teaching.  Phyllis was a teacher in the Omaha Schools for 36 years.  She used to joke that she never got out of the third grade.

Phyllis was a dedicated volunteer.  She received the American Red Cross Hero’s Award and the Governor’s Award for volunteering within the Moville community.  Phyllis was a lifetime member of the Moville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and caring for plants.

Phyllis is survived by several cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Thank you to the staff in the Sunlight Section of Sunrise Retirement Community for the wonderful care that Phyllis received.

1 Comment

  1. Craig Sheumaker on January 7, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Miss Prodehl was my Third Grade teacher, of course, at Belvedere School in 1957-8 school year. I have thought of her often over the years and, frankly, was surprised to find as I was writing my memoirs to discover that she passed so recently. The baby-boomer kids were overrunning the schools in those days and we had our classes in the “portables” on the east side of the playground. She is the teacher that my parents credit with recognizing my art talent. During a parent teacher conference she made a point of telling them to encourage my artistic interests, which they did. Graphic Design and photography were the basis of my career. I’ve had many, many great teachers and Miss Prodehl was one of two I’ll never forget during my four years at Belvedere. (The other is Miss Doris Bredberg in 6th grade). Both of them were caring, supportive and committed to providing the best education possible to what must have seemed impossibly large classes. Classes of thirty to thirty-five students weren’t uncommon.

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