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Don Edward Pruden

May 4, 1935 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 85)


Don Edward Pruden, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away, Sunday, May 10, 2020 at St. Anne Home in Fort Wayne.  Don was born May 4, 1935 in Fort Wayne the son of the late Ray and Elsie Pruden.  He and his wife of 53 years, Mary Lou (who preceded him in death in 2012) were members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.  Don was an officer of the Flying Circuits and Rock N Roll Rods.  He was a member of the Baer Field Raceway Hall of Fame, crew chief and mechanic for Conan ‘Moose” Meyers, and the owner of Don Pruden Garage for 33 years. He was involved in woodworking, where he designed and built clocks.  Don is survived by sons, Craig Pruden of Orland, IN, Matthew (Ann Marie) Pruden of Pueblo, CO, and Joel Pruden of Angola, IN; daughter, Beth (Gregory) Muchler of Brownsburg, IN; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Don was preceded in death by a son, Martin Pruden; and sister, Elizabeth Pruden.  Private Family Services will take place.  Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St Charles Catholic Church or St. Anne Home.

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