Mr. Karl Pries of Nashville, departed this life at Memorial Hospital West in Belleville, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:58 P.M. He had attained the age of 87 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Karl was born in New Minden, on October 19, 1930, the son of Charles E. and Bertha (nee Kuhlengel) Pries. He was baptized in 1930 and confirmed in 1944, both at the St. John Lutheran Church in New Minden. Karl was united in marriage to Audrey Reinhardt on October 21, 1951 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, and she survives his passing.
Karl served with the United States Air Force. He worked with the Illinois State Police as a Trooper for 30 years until he retired as Master Sergeant. Karl was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, where he served on the cemetery committee. He was a past board member of the Nashville Golf Course and a former member of the Nashville Golf League. He was also a member of the Illinois State Police Association, American Legion Post 110, Lions Club and VFW. Karl enjoyed golfing, hunting, being outdoors, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Nashville, sporting events. Most of all he loved his family and his church.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 66 years, Audrey Pries of Nashville; three children, Steve Pries and wife Shelly, Ellen Fark and husband Tim, Mike Pries and wife Shirlee all of Nashville; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren with one on the way; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Ryan Fark; three brothers, Nelson, Herb and Leo Pries and a sister, Arlene Pries.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11 AM with Reverends Aaron Kotila and James Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, on Wednesday, March 14 from 5 PM until 8 PM and on Thursday from 7:30 AM until 9 AM and then at the church from 10 AM until the service hour.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity/St. John Lutheran School or to a charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.