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Robert H Prail

August 26, 1938 — December 7, 2014

Robert H. Prail August 26, 1938 - December 7, 2014

Robert H. Prail, age 76, of Janesville, MN, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Janesville Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville with Reverend Larry Griffin and Reverend Paul Muther officiating. Interment will be held at St. John''s Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Iosco Township.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to services on Friday.

Arrangements are being completed by Arnoldt-McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory of Janesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church Discipling Center.

Bob Prail, son of Herbert and Loretta (Davis) Prail, was born on August 26, 1938 in Waseca, MN. He attended Trinity Lutheran School and he graduated from the Southern School of Agriculture in Waseca. He served active duty in the U.S. Army for six months and in the Army Reserves for eight years.

Bob worked the family farm for many years alongside his father, Herb Prail, until his retirement in 1999. He drove school bus for the Janesville School District and Trinity Lutheran School. In 1984, he and Janet became owners of Prail''s Bus Service and later built Prail''s Mini Storage. Bob loved children and children loved him. He was a devoted family man and a man of faith. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville, and faithfully served as an elder for over 30 years. He was united in marriage to Janet Below on May 17, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wilton Township, Waseca, MN.

He was a member of the Janesville Creamery Board, a supervisor on the Alton Township Board and a member of the Janesville Chamber of Commerce. He also served on various boards at Trinity Lutheran Church and School. He loved to camp, garden and go on rides on his Allis-Chalmer''s tractor. He always enjoyed a laugh with friends and family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Janet Prail of Janesville; daughters, Machelle (Hale) Harris of Ft. Smith, MT, Lori Prail (Jim Forsyth) of Janesville, Patti (Del) Ziemke of Janesville and Jenny (Mark) Kiner of Lakeville, MN; grandchildren, Leah, Joel, Ben, Sam, Dassi, Bobbi, Jamie, Joe, Cody, Chad, Dani, Maddie, Will, and Gracie; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Brady, and Adam; sister Bev (Darold) Habeck of St. Peter; brother-in-law, Curt Collins of Waldorf; sisters-in-law, Dar (Bob) Peterson of New Richland, Bonnie (Tom) Crosbie of Owatonna, MN, Lynn (Ann) Below of Waseca; and by many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Art and Sylvia Below; sister, Barb Collins; and grandson, Zachary Ziemke.

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