Wanda L. (Radford) Prien (1931 - 2013)

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Wanda L. Prien, 8l, of Minden, Neb., died Sunday. March 24, 2013, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Neb. Funeral services were Friday, March 29, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Minden, with burial in the Minden Cemetery.
Wanda was born April 6, 1931, in Glenwood, to George and Winnie (McDole) Radford. She grew up in the Glenwood area. In 1947, she played on Glenwood's first girls basketball team, coached by A.C. Nuckolls. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1949 and was homecoming queen that year.
Wanda worked as a telephone operator in Glenwood. On June 30, 1951, she married Hans Prien. They moved to Omaha and then to Minden in 1967. Wanda worked at Nebraska Savings and Loan for several years. Hans died in 1999.
Wanda was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and was an American Legion Auxiliary member for 50 years. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, fishing and being with her friends and most of all her family.
Wanda is preceded in death by her husband, Hans; three brothers, Wayne, who died in infancy, Charlie and Harold and sister Betty Radford Sell.
Survivors include her son, Greg Prien of Columbus, Neb.; daughter, Michele Garcia and husband, Ray of Altus, Okla.; four grandchildren, Sam Prien and wife, Amanda, Emilie Prien, Aaron Cavanaugh and Mandy Richards and her husband Les; two step-grandchildren, Jenni Svehla and Steph Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Siera; brother Rodney Radford of Glenwood; sister Freda Breeling of Lincoln; two brothers-in-law, Ed Sell of Malvern and Clair Jensen of Columbia, Mo.; four sisters-in-law, Mary Lois Radford, Kathy Radford and Marilyn Prien all of Glenwood and Doris Kusch of Omaha.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Apr. 3, 2013
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