Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:25pm admin
Nonabelle Pearl Prang, age 86, of Kadoka, S.D., died on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at her home.
Nonabelle Pearl Pettyjohn was born on April 5, 1930, at the Frying Pan Ranch, the daughter of Alfred and Clarissa (Wilsey) Pettyjohn.
She was home schooled and attended Wells School through the fourth grade. She then attended Kadoka School, graduating in 1948. She later attended college in Brookings, then traveled to Colorado to work in a Dodge Plymouth dealership. Nona returned to Kadoka and began working for Dr. NJ Sundet in 1951.
Nona was united in marriage to Kieth Prang on March 19, 1955, and to this union were born two sons, Jeff and Brett. Her marriage to Kieth also brought his son, Roger, to the family. They made their home at the Cuckleburr Farm, 12 miles south of Kadoka.
In 1979, they sold the farm and built the Cuckleburr Motel, which they owned and operated until selling it in 1990. Throughout this time, Nona continued to work at the Kadoka Hospital, and in 1969, became the administrator of the nursing home, a position she held until retiring in 2003. In her later years she worked as a waitress at the H & H Cafe.
Survivors include her husband, Kieth Prang, of Kadoka; three sons, Roger Prang (Mary) of Spokane, Wash., Jeff Prang (Kris) of Martin and Brett Prang (Tammy) of Kadoka; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted Pettyjohn of Kadoka and Dale Pettyjohn of Bushnell; one sister, Kay Pettyjohn of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date at the Frying Pan Ranch.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.