Visitation will take place today from 4-8 p.m. at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Terril.
He died on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.
Robert Clarence Prentice, the son of Clarence and Flotilla (Wade) Prentice, and was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Sac City.
He received his education in Sac City schools.
On Feb. 5, 1944, he was united in marriage to Ruth Wulkow in Sac City. The couple moved to Terril in 1947 and Robert farmed and worked with livestock all of his life. In the late 1970's, he developed and built an Ethanol Plant in his corn crib and took the idea to Winnebago and then Bloomington, Minnesota.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terril.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Paul; brother, Dean; sister, Donna; granddaughter, Jeana Marie Kelp; two grandsons: Eric Prentice and Brian Prentice; and brother-in-law, Delmar Wulkow.
Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth of Terril; his children: Judith Kelp and her husband, Larry of Terril, Richard Prentice and his wife, Becky of Spencer, Craig Prentice and his wife, Cindy of Terril, and Keith Prentice and his wife, Donna of Terril; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Therriault and her husband, Art of Las Cruces, N.M.; brother, Ed Prentice of Estherville; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Prentice of Estherville and Flossie Wulkow of Wall Lake.
Henry-Olson Funeral Home of Estherville is in charge of arrangements.