Eugene Prieve

Eugene Prieve

WAUNAKEE – Eugene Prieve passed away at Agrace HospiceCare in the early hours of Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 84.

Born in Madison on May 3, 1929 the youngest son of William and Isabelle (Falkner) Prieve. He graduated from East High in 1947. Joined the Air Force in 1948 where he served as an MP in Washington DC. Upon his return to Madison, he worked at Ohio Chemical where he met his life partner, Dolores Marks, and where married June 28, 1952. He was a motorcycle policeman for the city of Madison for 10 years. They moved to Reno, Nevada where he worked for Harrah’s as an auto restoration specialist. They returned back to Madison in the late 1970’s. He left the workforce when he retired from Famous Fixtures (Brown Shoe). Gene was a Ham Radio operator for many years. He enjoyed working on many projects around the house, building models, woodwork crafts. Enjoyed his football as a fan of the Packers and Badgers. He had a passion for the classics of country music. In retirement years he and Dolores traveled much with friends and family.

Survivors include sister in law Cyrilla Wipperfurth and niece Rhonda Wipperfurth who where care givers this past year. Special friends Don Boyd, Pat Sams, Rilla Leigh, JoAnn Facklan, Janice Crandall, Ted and Sue Berkan and many other nephews, nieces and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents William and Isabella, wife Dolores, Sisters Merva Denure and Noreen Prieve and brother Donald.

Funeral services will be held at BASHFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 329 North St., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona.

Visitation will take place at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

The family extends a special thanks to Agrace HospiceCare for their wonderful care and support.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Eugene’s name to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711 and Bashford United Methodist.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive