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Louise "Tootie" Pruka

August 16, 1934 — August 17, 2023

Rushford, MN

 

Louise Helen “Tootie” Pruka, 89, of Rushford, MN, died Thursday, August 17, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Louise was born August 16, 1934, in Rushford, the daughter of Hilda Eggert. She grew up in the Hart area, and was a graduate of Rushford High School. She was united in marriage to Walter Pruka June 27, 1953, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hart, where she was a lifelong member. Louise loved to cook, and always made sure her family was fed. She enjoyed taking pictures of her loved ones. Her family was the most important thing to her. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Louise was a giving person, and shared her kindness with everyone.

She is survived by her husband, Walter; children: Darv (Karen) Pruka of Wilson, MN, Daryl (Karen) Pruka of Rushford; grandchildren: Shane (Paula) Pruka of Hart, MN, Jessica Pruka of Winona, Amanda (Loren) Pruka-Green of Minneapolis, MN, Jennifer (Todd) Smith of Rushford; and great-grandchildren: Tia and Dakota Pruka, Matthew, Elijah, and Anna Smith.

Louise is preceded in death by her mother; and granddaughter, Sarah. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all the friends, family, and caretakers who helped to make Louise’s last year special.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in  Hart, MN, with Rev. William Meilner officiating. Visitation will be Monday, August 21, from 4-7pm at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hart, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be at St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Hart.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, August 21, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St Johns Lutheran Church in Hart

31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Johns Lutheran Church inHart

31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hart

31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971

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