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Clarence Pries

Mr. Clarence Pries of Covington, departed this life in the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, March 3, 2018. He had attained the age of 90 years, 7 months and 2 days.
Clarence was born on August 1, 1927 in the family farmhouse that he still called home. He was the son of Theodore and Ida (nee Borgeding) Pries. Clarence was united in marriage to Eunice Reinhardt in the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Covington on June 6, 1948 and she survives his passing.
Mr. Pries was a life-long farmer and a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau. He was a faithful member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Covington where he served on the cemetery committee. He also served as an Elder at the church for 20 years and served the church and school as a Trustee. He was a former member of the Addieville Community Club as well as the Okawville Community Club. Clarence was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and especially hunting. He also enjoyed watching and listening to St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. He especially loved spending time with his granddaughters.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of nearly 70 years, Eunice Pries of Covington; two daughters, Debbie Root and husband Doug of Mascoutah, and Susan Pries of O’Fallon; two granddaughters, Heather Brand and husband Matt of Okawville, and Jamie Wilhelm and husband Kevin of Atlanta, GA; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Middendorf, Bernice Schneider and Mildred Kuhlman.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Covington on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Timothy Mueller officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Nashville.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Tuesday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again on Wednesday from 8 A.M. until 9 A.M. thereafter at the church on Wednesday from 10 A.M. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Luke Home Budget Fund or to the St. Luke Cemetery and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
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