Edward L. Pruckno - 8/30/2017


Edward L. Pruckno-8/30/2017

BOONVILLE - Edward L. Pruckno, 95, of East Road passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 16, 1922, a son of Joseph and Katherine Jesnic Pruckno.  As a young child he moved to a farm on Dutch Hill with his parents and graduated from Boonville High School in 1942. He entered the U.S. Army on January 2, 1943 and was stationed in the Philippines as a machine gunner. Ed was honorably discharged on January 3, 1946. For a time, he worked at Revere Copper & Brass, and then operated the family farm on East Road for many years. On October 31, 1953, he married Eileen Dolan at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. He was a member of the Charles J. Love Post American Legion and St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Surviving are his wife Eileen; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David Pruckno, Andrew Pruckno, both of Boonville, and Stephen and Mary Pruckno, Blossvale; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Katherine Pruckno, Barneveld, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Henry, Emil and Stanley, and a sister Emily as a child. A prayer service was held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Christ Our Hope/St. Joseph’s Parish, Boonville. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville, with military rights rendered by Charles J. Love Post, Harland J. Hennessey VFW and Tun Tavern Leathernecks Marine Corp League, all of Boonville. Calling hours were Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.