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Harry J. Prince

Harry J. Prince

May 14, 2020

Harry J. Prince, 76, of Cooks Valley Township, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020, at home peacefully in his sleep.

He was born September 5, 1943, at his home in Chippewa County, WI, the son of Frank and Laura (Hebert) Prince. Harry attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated from Bloomer High School in 1961. On August 1, 1964, Harry married Judith Zwiefelhofer at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. They celebrated 55 joyous years of marriage together.

Many years ago, Harry began his working years at Klinger Farms. After his marriage to Judith, he worked as a leather cutter at Mason Shoe. Later he worked in the munitions division at National Presto Industries. Ultimately, he worked for 32 years as an aide at the Northern Center in Chippewa Falls retiring in 2005.

Harry was a longtime member of the Bloomer Moose Lodge 1077. He was also a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley, where he served as the cemetery caretaker for over 20 years. Harry was also a member of the Bloomer Rod & Gun Club and Rural Heritage Tractor Club.

Harry is survived by his wife, Judith; two sons, Loren (Penny Wallace) Prince, Jessie (Shelli) Prince; one daughter, Lynette (Michael) Metcalf, all of Bloomer; eight grandchildren,  Stephanie Prince, Logan Prince, Steven (Erin) Stoeklen, Dustin Stoeklen, Samantha (Scott Windau) Prince, Kelsey (Benjamin Blodgett) Prince, Laura (Kevin Tomlinson) Wood, Elijah Metcalf; six great-grandchildren, Shelby, Grace, Lily, Bristol, Jase, and Tripp; three siblings, Donna (Eugene) Meinen, Margaret (Joseph) Schnieder, Frank “Bud” Prince, all of Bloomer; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant sister, Cecelia.

PRIVATE memorial service for family will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer. A PUBLIC memorial visitation will begin following the service at 4 p.m. going until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to current conditions, funeral home capacity is limited. Temperature checks will be performed on all those entering the facility. In addition, the family requests that children, along with anyone not feeling well, please not attend.

To view the memorial service that occurred, please follow this link to our Facebook page.


Public Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.


Private family services will be held.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21.


  • Audrey Peterson Judy. So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Worked with him for many years at Northern Center and enjoyed working with him. My sympathies are with your family.

    May 28 at 10:48am

  • Matthew Jaworski Judy (and family), I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

    May 25 at 2:45pm

  • Allen and Donna Loew Our sympathy so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He always had a smile and a kind word.

    May 24 at 11:53am

  • Jim and Darlene Zwiefelhofer Sorry for your loss. Harry’s smile was contagious.

    May 19 at 9:09AM

  • Betty Rubenzer so sorry for your loss
    prayers sent your way

    May 19 at 8:19AM

  • Sally Gubrud To Judy and Family: I am so saddened to learn of Harry's passing. I worked the night shift with Harry at NWC for many years and shared many laughs. I will always treasure those fond memories. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    May 18 at 4:14PM

  • Dean and Vonnie Seidling Rosenbrook Judy and family We're sorry to hear of Harry's death. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go with you all. We had lots of fun bus trips with you both. Plenty of good times and laughs!f

    May 17 at 7:11PM

  • Pat & Garry Loew All our sympathy to Judy & all our family.

    May 17 at 12:22PM

  • Sue Elstran Judy, So sorry to hear about Harry.
    Worked nights with him for 13 yes.
    Enjoyed working with him an had many laughs.
    Prayers for you an your family.
    Sue Elstran

    May 17 at 9:59AM

  • Mary Dircks My deepest sympathy to the family May your happy memories get you through sad times It was pleasure to know and work with him at NWC

    May 17 at 9:04AM

  • Dorothy Boyea Judy,
    My sympathy to you and your family. Harry was such a nice man and a great coworker at NWC. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Dottie Boyea

    May 17 at 4:22AM

  • Donna L Sly Judy, so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. May he rest in peace. You two were always so close. You will be in thoughts and prayers. Donna

    May 16 at 12:33PM

  • Mary Geissler Oh Judy , I was shocked and saddened to read of Harry’s passing this morning. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you begin this lonely journey. Think on the happy times, you had many. I wish I could give you a hug. 55 years is great, but still not enough. You will be togetherness again some day.

    May 16 at 7:52AM

  • Kathy and Don Geissler So sorry for your loss Judy. Our sympathy to you and your family. We had many, many fun times on our trips. You certainly added to our success and we appreciated you and your back seat comrades. Harry was just a fun guy!

    May 16 at 7:06AM

  • Tina plummer Judy and Family . I am so sorry. Harry will be missed greatly. Hugs and prayers. He was a very special person. You need anything just call.

    May 15 at 11:09PM

  • Harley and Barb Thompson Judy and family so sorry for your loss.

    May 15 at 9:20PM

  • Geri Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

    May 15 at 8:14PM

  • Steve & Carol Swoboda So very sorry Judy to you and your family for your loss.

    May 15 at 7:21PM

  • jeanne Schnoor All my condolences to the family. Thinking of you Loren

    May 15 at 4:47PM

  • Pleier Bonita Dear Judy,
    My condolences in the loss of your husband. Know that he will be remembered in my prayers.
    May God bless you and all the family,
    Bonnie Loew Pleierjyco

    May 15 at 1:48PM

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