Joseph W. Prude

                 March 24, 1931 – October 14, 2016

GARY-Joseph W. Prude, 85, passed away peacefully October 24, 2016 in Mishawaka, where he was close to his family.Born March 24, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Roberta Prude.

Left to cherish Joe’s memory are: stepson, Louis (Vernita) Williams of Munster, IN; three sons, Chauncey (Marnetta) Prude of Cincinatti, OH, Domonic (Jennifer) Prude of Ypsilanti, MI, and Carl Prude of Gallatin, TN; three daughters, Seilani (Eliott) Hughes of South Windsor, CT, Eeka (Runako) Marshall of Granger, IN, and Tyesha (Patrick) Rose of Nashville, TN; former wife, Emily Collier of Gallatin, TN; and three half siblings, Shirley Holiday of Gary, IN, Robert Prude of Michigan City, IN, and Sylvester Prude of Virginia. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; and 9 step-great-great grandchildren.

Joseph was a proud US Army Veteran, and a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Gary, IN.

Memorial services will be held at the Aquatorium at Marquette Park in Gary, Indiana on Monday, Oct 31st at 2pm.

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