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Joan Pruder

March 1, 1940 — June 1, 2020

Joan Irene Pruder, 80, of Duluth passed away peacefully Monday, June 1, 2020.  She was born March 1, 1940 in Brainerd, MN, to Woodrow and Beulah Wilson.

She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Christian Women’s Club, Beta Sigma Pi Sorority, and worked as a Dental Assistant in Duluth for many years.  She enjoyed, bowling and singing in the church choir, but her happiest moments were spent with her grandchildren, family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chuck; and sister, Barbara.

Joan is survived by loving husband of fifty-eight years, Glenn Pruder; Her children, Julia and (Gregg) Coon, Paul and (Kelly) Pruder; Grandchildren, Lauren Brooksher, Paige, Collin, and Leah Pruder, and Shannon Coon; Siblings, Ginger McFaul, Jim Wilson, Kathie Pettis (Tom); and many other family and friends.

Joan would have loved to have a public service, however, due to the unfortunate conditions of Covid-19 we will have a small private service of family and friends who loved her. Private Funeral Service will be in the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Public Graveside Service are welcoming all who knew Joan and would like to pay their respects. Burial will be approximately Noon, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Park Hill Cemetery, 2500 Vermilion Rd, Duluth, MN 55803.

If you wish to send flowers: Dunbar Floral and gifts 218-727-7572.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice would be greatly appreciated. (Because cancer sucks!!)

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, please sign the online guestbook at, 218-727-3555.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joan Pruder, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

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