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Allen E. Prince

Allen E. Prince

May 30, 2020

Allen E. Prince, 74, of Cooks Valley (Bloomer), WI passed away May 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born March 8, 1946, in Chippewa Falls, WI, the son of Edward and Lucille (Fehr) Prince.  Allen grew up on the Prince family farm in Cooks Valley where they worked hard as dairy farmers.  Allen married Virginia “Ginny” Klingbeil in 1965 and they had five boys and later divorced.   Allen purchased and operated his own farm in 1971, where he passed along his work ethic to his five sons.  He married Rosalinda Pichler on August 2, 1986, and later divorced. In 1990 Allen pursued a career in over-the-road truck driving which he did the remainder of his life. 

Allen was a life-long member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where he attended grade school.  He was involved in 4-H and FFA during his school years.

His greatest joy in life was music and dancing with his soulmate of 17 years, Charlotte Prock and meeting up with all their dance friends.  He loved getting together with his family and friends for any reason.  Allen loved caring for birds that visited his many bird feeders; a passion carried down from his mother.  He also enjoyed tinkering with computers and was always eager to help those that needed some technical support.

Allen is survived by his soulmate, Char; his five sons, Brian of Altoona, David (Darlene Daigle) of Chippewa Falls, Steve (Amanda) of Milltown, WI, Kevin (Tara) of Chippewa Falls, Travis (Karla) of Bloomer; step-children, Mary Pichler of Fall Creek, WI, Connie (Steve) Sarauer of Bloomer, John (Tammy) Pichler of Bloomer; Bill Prock of Spring Brook, WI, Debra (Joe) Elbe of Rice Lake, Sue (Bill) Marshall of Rice Lake, WI; siblings, Linda (David Snyder) McCluskey of Cooks Valley, WI, Nancy (Joe) Kouba of Webster, WI, Lyle (Jana) Prince of Woodmohr Township, Gloria (Marvin) Clark of Merrill, WI; his aunt, Verna Klemish of New Auburn; numerous daughters-in-law; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two siblings, Judeen Getchell and Nelda Anderson-Garnett; and his first wife, Ginny Prince.

Due to current conditions, a PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.  This service will be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook Page.  PUBLIC visitation will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.  Please note funeral home capacity will be reduced and social distancing measures will be in effect.



PUBLIC visitation will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.


PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer. This service will be broadcast live on the Thompson Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4.


  • Elke McCullough Dad... I am so sorry to hear that you passed. You gave me a wonderful time on your Dairy Farm back in 1984. I always considered you my only real father in law.

    Thank you for all you did for me. You were the Greatest.


    August 9 at 2:54pm

  • Ann Floyd Char, I just heard of Allen’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this and my thoughts and prayers go for you and his family. You two were a great couple on the dance floor, and needless to say, I miss seeing you. Hopefully after this pandemic is over, we will get to see you again.

    July 17 at 11:05am

  • Lloyd and Judy Holter To Char, and Al's family - Al was a "Prince" among men. He was thoughtful and caring, and lots of fun. We knew him from going to polkafests where we became good friends. Al talked about his boys and was proud of all of his kids. We'll miss him, too.
    Lloyd and Judy

    June 4 at 7:22pm

  • Jerry & Edith Char We are so, so sorry to hear of Al's passing. He was such a joy to know and we so looked forward to seeing him at each fest we attended. He will leave an empty space. Love to you and condolences to his family. Take care and know we hold you in our hearts.
    Edith & Jerry

    June 3 at 11:38AM

  • Karen Owings My heartfelt condolences to you Brian and your family on the loss of your Dad. I didn't get the chance to meet your Dad, but through your stories and memories you’ve shared with me he sounds like he was a great man with a big heart who loved his family and friends beyond measure.
    Though your father is no longer here on earth, he lives on in your hearts and in your many cherished memories that you’ve shared together. I pray that you find comfort in those memories and God will hold you in his loving arms surrounding you and your family with comfort knowing that your Dad is safe and at rest in heaven.
    Your Dad is up there watching you making sure his Angels are safe.
    With Deepest Sympathy,

    June 3 at 10:55AM

  • Jim and Darlene Zwiefelhofer Sorry for your loss

    June 2 at 8:49PM

  • Jim and Elaine Gibbins So sad to hear of the loss of a real neat person. We got to know Al and Charlotte on a dance floor.
    Al enjoyed a good joke about our dogs and his Christmas tree.Some wonderful times with Al and Charlotte. Rest peacefully Al. Jim and Elaine ♥️

    June 2 at 8:49AM

  • Kelly Bungartz I am Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

    June 2 at 12:40AM

  • Wongparka Laudan It is hard to stay apart from someone you hold dear to your heart. But your dad and you will stay close to each other in your heart and all good memories between your family. I am sorry for your loss from the bottom of my heart. My condolences to you, Brian, and your family.
    Best regards

    June 1 at 3:54PM

  • Angela gatchell Sorry for your lost to the prince family Alan was a very good person and a very good dancer he will very well be missed love Mike and Angelo

    June 1 at 8:25AM

  • Mike and Angela Getchell Our thoughts ang prayers are with the family in these days of grief we love you all

    June 1 at 7:39AM

  • Bev Jodsaas. (We were also known as Bev & Greg) Dancers Char, So sorry to hear about Al, will miss his smiling face on the dance floor .
    Al and Greg will be dancing on heavens golden floors !!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Als family's !!
    A dance friend Bev.

    May 31 at 10:05PM

  • Dave & Mary Fevold So very sorry to hear this news. Was such a good supporter of all dances. And at giving advice about the computer too. Our thoughts & prayers to all!

    May 31 at 4:28PM

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