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In memory of

Kieth Prang

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Kadoka Care Center at the age of 89

L. Kieth Prang was born on December 16, 1929 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Raymond & Eva L. (Clapp) Prang. He attended school grades 1-12 in Sioux Falls. It was there that he started working with his father Raymond building houses.

He was united in marriage to Rose Marie Thomson, and in July of 1951 a son Roger was born. Later Kieth moved to Philip where he worked as a highway patrolman.

It was at the N.J. Sundet Clinic in Kadoka where he captured Nona Pettyjohn with that twinkle in his eye. They were united in marriage on March 19, 1955. From this union two sons Jeff and Brett were born. They made their home on the Cuckleburr Farm south of Kadoka. Kieth did carpentry work until 1969 when he went to work at the Belvidere State Bank in Kadoka. He worked at the bank until 1979 when they sold the farm and built the Cuckleburr Motel. Nona and him operated the motel until they sold it in 1990. They continued to make their home in Kadoka where Kieth continued doing carpentry work until he retired. He liked wooden handled hammers, ice cream, and old cars.

Survivors include three sons Roger (Mary) Prang of Spokane, Washington, Jeff (Kris) Prang of Martin, and Brett (Tammy) Prang of Kadoka; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother Loren (Joyce) Prang of Rapid City; one sister Joy of Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Kieth was preceded in death by his wife Nonabelle "Nona" Prang; his parents; one brother L. Zane Prang; and a stillborn sister Luella June.

Memorial services and burial for Kieth and Nona will be held at a later date at the Frying Pan Ranch.

Memorial services and burial for Kieth and Nona will be held at a later date at the Frying Pan Ranch.

  • So sorry to hear about your Dad. Thinking of you and Tammy and hope you are doing okay. ~ Nancy and Mike Douglas, Wyoming (4/3/2019)
  • Jeff and Brett,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    ~ Doreen Harter Rapid City, SD (4/1/2019)
  • So sorry to hear that Keith has passed away. Prayers to the families and friends. ~ Ellie (Brown) Bettelyoun Martin, SD (2/28/2019)
  • I'm sorry for your loss ~ Otis Perkins Jr. Nemo (2/27/2019)
  • Sending hugs and Prayers to the Families, loved the coffee shop visits. They both enjoyed life and it showed. They will be missed . ~ Bruce and Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (2/26/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss of Kieth. He and Nona were such friendly people.They were a blessing to the community. ~ Lavern & Dianne Terkildsen (2/26/2019)
  • Sending prayers to everybody hope I can come out for the service love to everybody ~ Nancy Pettyjohn Medina, New York (2/26/2019)
  • Gary and I are sorry for your loss. Enjoyed spending time with him and Nona when we all got together in Valentine. Nona and your Dad were such sweet and fun people. Thinking of you and your family! ~ Gary & Kathy Cady Yuma, Arizona (2/26/2019)
  • Brett & Jeff, I remember your Mom & Dad from our visits to the ranch during the summer. Great people who are enjoying heaven together. God bless you in your sadness. ~ Pam Kitchens Koss Austin, Texas (2/26/2019)
  • So sorry for your family's loss. Uncle Keith was such a nice and kind man. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers. ~ Gary and Rachael Pettyjohn New Mexico (2/26/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss, we have many wonderful memories of Keith. ~ Chris Elwood Volborg, MT (2/25/2019)
  • ~ Sharel Spears Wickenburg, AZ (2/25/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss. ~ Sue Hoon Kadoka SD (2/25/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all. ~ Scott Carson Deer Trail, CO (2/25/2019)
  • South Dakota
    What a great picture. Sympathy and prayers are with you all. Now he and Nona ate together. Bless you all.
    ~ Donna Craven Rapid City (2/24/2019)