Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

621 South Jefferson, Mason, MI


Eugene Ferdinand Prentler

October 9, 1933November 2, 2019

Eugene Ferdinand Prentler, age 86, of Mason, Michigan passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Eugene was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 9, 1933 to Joseph and Ermeline Prentler.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Tracy Lynn Prentler and Deborah Lee Bull; brothers ,Joseph Prentler and Paul Prentler. Surviving are his spouse of 63 years Arlene Prentler; daughter, Stacey (Maxell) Newberry; sons, Mark (Renae) Prentler, Steven (Denise) Prentler, Michael Prentler; and sister, Monica (Robert) Bair. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

Eugene worked for 55 years for ADT. He was a proud member of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and was often found in the basement warming up by a fire or heater and rocking in his chair. He enjoyed collecting tools and sorting through nuts and bolts. He was fond of a visit to an air museum or air show and enjoyed flying radio control aircraft.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A mass in his honor will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church at a later date.

The family would like to thank Medilodge of Capital Area and McLaren Hospice for the care and compassion provided to Eugene.

Please consider a memorial contribution in lieu of cards or flowers for the family in memory of Eugene Ferdinand Prentler to St. James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing St., Mason, Michigan 48854.


  • St. James Catholic Church


  • A celebration of life service to be held at a later date.


Eugene Ferdinand Prentler

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