Highland: Obituaries

Carol Prusa, 73

Carol Prusa
Carol Prusa

Carol J. Prusa, 73, of Highland died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at her home.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.

She was born on Aug. 11, 1942 in Highland to Floyd and Johanna (VonHatten) Linenfelser. On Oct. 3, 1964, she married Jerry A. Prusa. He survives in Highland.

Mrs. Prusa grew up in Highland. She was a 1960 graduate of St. Paul High School, and she was a candy striper at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She attended nurse training in Quincy, Ill., and in Ohio. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Baker in Highland and Dr. Keithler in Edwardsville. She retired in 2004 and worked part-time at Koch Cleaners.

She loved to play golf and had a large garden of indoor plants. She enjoyed reading and dancing. She played piano when she was younger.

She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, St. Joseph’s Hospital Perpetual Adoration, the Wednesday Women’s Golf League at Oak Brook, and she served as a Madison County election judge.

Other survivors include a daughter, Tina M. (Michael) Ellis of Evanston, Wyo.; a son, Christopher J. (April) Prusa of Alhambra; grandchildren, John C. (Brittany) Prusa of Evanston, Wyo., Joshua M. Prusa of Alhambra and Tyler D. Prusa of Alhambra; a great-grandchild, Dominic S. Prusa of Evanston, Wyo.; a sister, June P. (Ronald) Kahrhoff of Belleville; and brothers, Ronald J. (Julianna) Linenfelser of Highland, Timothy J. (Janice) Linenfelser of Highland and Thomas J. (Linda) Linenfelser of Quincy, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her father, who died on July 12, 1990; and her mother, who died on April 17, 2010.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.