KGØCJ - December 5, 2009

KGØCJ - Robert L. Pregler Robert L. Pregler
Coon Rapids, MN

Robert L. Pregler, 89, of Coon Rapids, Minn, formerly of 4947 Wildflower Drive, Dubuque, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Rogers, Minn. He was born on July 31, 1920, in Dubuque, son of Walter and Libby (Sadler) Pregler.

Robert was the first graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy from Iowa and for many years was the upper Midwest representative for the Academy located in Kings Point, N.Y. After graduating from the academy, he served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He married Elizabeth Roth on Feb. 19, 1944, at Nativity Church; she preceded him in death on June 2, 2001.

Robert worked as a plant supervisor for Apple River Chemical, also known as NREN, for many years, retiring in 1990.

He was a lifelong member of Nativity Church, where he was an usher. He also was a past member of Toastmasters and was a Red Cross volunteer.