OMAR E. PRESTEGARD
NOVEMBER 14, 1924 - APRIL 5, 2014
Funeral Services for Omar Ewald Prestegard, 89, formerly of Frost, were held April 9, 2014, at United Lutheran Church, Frost, with the Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Omar died April 5, 2014, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.
Omar was baptized and confirmed in his Christian faith at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Frost. On November 18, 1950, he married Alice Erickson at Bethany. they had six children. He attended Homedahl Country School, and graduated from Bricelyn High School. He then attended the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture. Omar was a lifelong Faribault County farmer.
Besides being a successful farmer and father, he was a member of Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Corn Growers. He was also active in politics, music and his church.
Omar was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice (Erickson) Prestegard; children: Allen (Judy) Prestegard, Blue Earth; Jean (Loren) Eckhardt, Blue Earth; Mary Prestegard, Woodbury, MN; Bonnie (Tim) Fisher, West Union, Iowa; Pauline (Jeff) Brittain, Boon, Iowa; Carol (Lewis) Olson, Des Moines, Iowa; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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