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MARY LOU (KOHNE) PRUDEN, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 4, 2012, peacefully, at her home. Born Aug.11, 1937 in Fort Wayne, she spent her life devoted to her husband of 53 years, children and grandchildren. Service to others was also a hallmark of her life, notably, volunteer work with her Parish, the Marians of Catholic Charities (President 1998-1999), Parkview Hospital Chaplain's Office (17 years), Hacienda Village Association, where Mary Lou Pruden Park will be dedicated in honor her 29 years of service, and gracious acts of help and kindness to countless others. For 33 years, she also worked tirelessly as "the other half" of Don Pruden Garage. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Don Pruden of Fort Wayne; sons, Craig Pruden of Orland, Ind., Matt Pruden (Ann Marie) of Pueblo, Co., and Joel Pruden of Fort Wayne; daughter, Beth (Greg) Muchler of Brownsburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Daniel and Anna Muchler, Rebecca and Mark Pruden, Brandon and Lauren Pruden, and Emily and Sydney Kohne; and brothers, Robert (BJ) Kohne, Michael (Cecille) Kohne, William (Marta) Kohne and Christopher (Debbie) Kohne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Magdalen Kohne; son, Martin Pruden; and brother, Mark Kohne. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday May 9, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road with calling one hour prior. Msgr. John Suelzer officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday May 8, 2012 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with a rosary recited at 4 pm. Entombment at Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Avenue. Preferred memorials to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (tuition assistance fund). To sign the online guestbook, go to

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 6, 2012
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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park
4017 Maplecrest Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 426-9494
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