Everett J Prutsman

June 23, 1930 ~ May 6, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Everett Leslie Prutsman, 92, of Tolono passed away at 2:05AM, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Arbor Rose, Tolono.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono.  There will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM, Sunday May 14, 2023 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.

Mr. Prutsman was born June 23, 1930 in Milford, a son to Otis and Caroline, Buss Prutsman.  He married Lois LaVonne York on October 13, 1951, she preceded in death on December 1, 1994.  They had a son; John Leslie Prutsman, he preceded in death on December 24, 2010.  Everett went on to marry Mary Rose Hart on June 26, 1997, she preceded in death on November 7, 2007.  He then married Evelyn Enderton on June 9, 2009 and she preceded him in death on August 23, 2022.

Surviving are four grandchildren; Wendy (Tony) Price, Michael (Nikki) Prutsman, Daniel (Elizabeth) Prutsman and Randy Prutsman, three great-grandchildren; Dillon Price, Dane (Elizabeth) Price and Madison Price, and two great-great-grandchildren; Harper and Harrison Price.

He was a decorated Korean War Veteran.  He was employed at Alltel until his retirement when he and Lois moved to Florida, he lived there for 26 years.  He was in a bowling league up until this past year when his eye sight got too bad.  While still living in Tolono he loved to build bicycles and sell them.  Everyone knew that he could fix their bike or get a bike from him.  He also enjoyed scraping and sorting metals and recycling.

He loved his family fiercely and did anything and everything to help us at any turn.  He always enjoyed lending a hand on any project.  “I honestly don’t think my grandfather ever told me “no” until I was in my 40’s and I couldn’t believe it when he did ”  Wendy said.

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May 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
407 N. Bourne Street
Tolono, IL 61880

Graveside Service
May 14, 2023

2:00 PM
Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford


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