Elmer M. Prieur, age 85, of Hale, passed away on March 25, 2021 at his daughter's home, under the care of Compassus Hospice and with his family by his side.
He is survived by his children, Elizabeth (David) Willard, Robert (Patricia) Prieur and Dennis (Sheila) Prieur; grandchildren, Timothy, Michael, Melissa, Brandon, James and Samantha; great grandchildren, Trinity, Abigayle, Ophelia, Signy, Colton, Alexis, Logan, Breanna, Angel, Blake and Charlotte; siblings, Eleanor Heinz, Carol Stewart and Bruce Prieur; sisters-in-law, Sue Williamson and Ruth Harbison; and brother-in-law, Leonard Johnson. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; son, James; siblings, Beverly Scarsella, Lloyd Prieur and Roger Prieur; brothers-in-law, Joe Scarsella, John "Jack" Johnson and Herman Michlings; and sisters-in-law, Norma Prieur and Harriet Johnson.
Elmer Melvin Prieur was born on Dec. 1, 1935 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to the late Clifford and Marie (Drouillard) Prieur. He retired from J & L Steel Mill in Warren after over 28 years of employment. Elmer was a self-taught builder of homes, he enjoyed working on cars and had a passion for helping people.
The family will receive guests from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington Street, Hale. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Keith Reinhardt officiating with cremation to follow.
All guests are respectively asked to wear a facial covering and social distance while in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Elmer to Compassus Hospice, 3217 West M-55, Suite B, West Branch, Michigan 48661.
Online condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.