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Rick Prentice, 56

Rick Prentice, 56

Rick Allen Prentice, 56, of Alexandria, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Rick was born January 28, 1957 in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Lena Mae (Sassman) Prentice. He moved with his family to Nelson, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Fahlen Lutheran Church. Rick attended school in Carlos and graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1975.

Rick and Patricia Anderson were married on January 30, 2009 in the First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake. They lived in Alexandria, where he had worked at the Colonial Club, then Fingerhut for 30 years, at Tastefully Simple for eight years, and presently was working for Menards. He had built his own home, he enjoyed landscaping, old cars, painting, loved the outdoors and especially spending time with his family and friends. Rick was a member of the Eagles in Alexandria.

He is survived by his wife, Patty; parents, Lawrence and Lena Mae Prentice of Nelson; five siblings, Judy Miller, David (Carol) Prentice and Terry Prentice, all of Alexandria, Colleen Gibson of Baudette and Patty (Jim) Lindemann of Alexandria; two brothers-in-law, Craig (Deb) Anderson of Dilworth and Tim (Deb) Anderson of Alexandria; by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; and by his dog, Abby.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake with the Rev. Jake Dyrhaug officiating.

Visitation is Thursday, September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery in Battle Lake.

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Arrangements are with Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake.