Funeral service for Mr. Friedrich Otto Prante, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home, with Bro. Cleo Moon officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, beside his first wife, Nellie Beatrice Frame Prante.
Otto was born on September 15, 1939 in Altena, Germany to the late Walter and Hannah Probst Prante. Otto moved to the US, arriving through Ellis Island, when he was 16 years old. He was retired from Amana, as a fin press operator, and attended the New Hope Baptist Church. Otto enjoyed gardening, tinkering with items, growing flowers, and caring for his dogs. Mr. Prante passed away September 18, 2021 in Huntsville Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Rowan of Fayetteville; son, Rob (Nancy) Prante of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; step-daughter, Darlene Brown of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Caleb Prante, Hannah Prante, Shane Howell, Jamie Pinkston, Christi (Jason) Sempek; great-grandchildren, Emily Justice, Eli, Evan, and Aaron Sempek, and Lane and Zack Pinkston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Donna Howell; and granddaughter, Kelly Howell.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Friedrich Otto Prante.