Earl A. Prough, 91, of Goshen, died at 1:02pm on Monday, May 12, at IU Health
Goshen Hospital. The past month he had been in declining health, staying at the
Courtyard Health Care. He was born at home on September 5, 1922 in Elkhart
County to Perry E. and Mary (Coffman) Prough. On December 6, 1942, in
Goshen, he married Ida Mae Troyer, she survives. Survivors in addition to his
wife are three daughters, Nancy Rawlings of Bradenton, FL, Sandra (Billy) Miller
of Middlebury, June (Cecil) Bontreger of Goshen; a son, Ronald (Diana) Prough
of Goshen; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Roger, Bryan, and Jared Prough, Myron
Bontreger, Jackie Reschly, Nick Bontreger, Scott Miller, Stacey Garten; 24 great
grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Grace Wyse of
Archbold, OH, Mary Chupp of Elkhart; brother, Harry (Margaret) Prough of
Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathleen Stahl; son,
Jerald Prough; twin grandsons, Dewayne and Lawayne Prough; son-in-law,
John Rawlings. He was a farmer, mason worker for Walt Eldridge Masonry, and a
horse trainer and jockey of standardbred horses starting in 1958. He was a
member of the American Trotter's Association for over 20 years and won Trainer
of the Year in 1986. He was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 16 at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will also be one hour
of viewing prior to the 10:30 am funeral service on Saturday, May 17, at Clinton
Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor David
Hathaway. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be
given to Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.



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Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time.
From: Jason and Linda Bontreger
Earl A. Prough
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