Elwood “Gib” Prueter

2/10/1928 – 5/23/2024

Elwood “Gib” Prueter, 96, of Botkins, Ohio, died 12:05 A.M. Thursday, May 23, 2024, at his residence.

He was born February 10, 1928, in New Knoxville, the son of August and Bertha (Duhme) Prueter.

He married Jean Hurlburt on June 11, 1950, in Ada, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2017.

He is survived by his children: Ted (Pam) Prueter of Ada; Mike (Joanie) Prueter of Botkins; Lynda Prueter of Botkins.

He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; by his sister, Nancy (Wayne) Bambauer of New Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife;by his son, Steve Prueter; his siblings: Earl Prueter; Naomi Howe; Paul Prueter; Jim Prueter; Irma Hoelscher; Don Prueter; Ruby May Prueter.

Gib was a veteran of the US Army, having served during World War II. He was the owner of Don’s Body Shop in Kettlersville for many years, and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the First Church of New Knoxville.