Originally Published: February 8, 2013 9:58 p.m.
Mary Lou Prellwitz, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, with her family at her side. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 23, 1929, to Otto and Erika (Juckel) Hoehne.
Mary Lou has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Society - Socorro, N.M., along with her husband, Raymond for about 15 months. They have previously lived in other parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin, New York and Illinois. Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a woman of strong faith and a devoted member of the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed dancing, and even belonged to the Yavapai Senior Steppers in Prescott Valley, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Otto Hoehne, and her sister, Brigitte Bachman. Mary Lou is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Raymond R. Prellwitz, who will continue to reside at the nursing home in Socorro; her devoted son, Robert Prellwitz and wife, Caroline; and her loving daughters, LuAnn Jenkerson and husband, Harold and Lynette Bolles and husband, David; her grandchildren, Seth, Joseph, Charlie and Esther Jenkerson; and Nathan and Mollie Bolles; her sisters, Petra Van Zandt and husband, H.O. and Evelyn Hahn and husband, Richard; her half sisters, Isa Jennings, Ute EitelJoerger and Claudia Teubert; her half brother, Dr. Lutz Hoehne; and many other loving family members.
Words of remembrance were spoken by the Rev. Harold Jenkerson to family members at the Daniels Family Funeral Services in Socorro, N.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or donations may be given in Mary Lou's honor to Good Samaritan Society-Socorro, 1203 Highway 60 W, Socorro, NM 87801.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Mary Lou's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM 87801; 575-835-1530.
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