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David Prigge obituary

David John Prigge, 67, of Lake City, Minn., passed away on March 28, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Lake City to John and Irene (Brunkow) Prigge. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1972. On June 18, 1976, he married LuCinda Brown, together they raised two children.
    Following graduation, he worked for Nelson Electric. In 1976 he joined the Lake City Police Reserves and went on to become a licensed peace officer in 1978. In 1988 he became a part-time Deputy Sheriff for the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department. Throughout the years he dedicated himself to working for the Lake City Police Department, Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department. He received the Medal of Valor award in 2012 for his heroic efforts while on duty. He retired from the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Department in July of 2020.
    David enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, boating, and taking his yearly trips to Mobridge, SD. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him and he enjoyed being able to spend time with his family and friends.
    He is survived by his two children, Sara (Joshua) Leonhardt of Center City, Minn. and Jonathan Prigge (Monique) of Charleston, S.C.; grandchildren, Noah, Mackenzie, Ellie and Avery Leonhardt and Isabel Prigge; sisters, Patti (Dave) Bremer, Mary (Doug) McLuen, Cleo Grayden, Janet Herrig, and Sharon (Steve) Brandt; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
    David was preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene; infant brother, David Lee; brother-in-laws Ed Grayden and Chuck Herrig; special nephew Clayton Brandt; and good friend, Shawn Schneider.
    A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 9. 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City.
    In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Invisible Wounds Project - Invisible Wounds Project is committed to raising awareness and providing services to Minnesota’s military and emergency personnel who are battling PTSD, mental health issues and suicide.
    Masks and social distancing are required. Online condolences may be placed at

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