Ronald E. “Ron” Prindle passed peacefully on March 26, 2019 at his home in Boardman at the age of 67.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1951 in Prairie City to Harold and Joan Eddy Prindle.
Ron was raised and attended school in Umatilla, graduating from Umatilla High School in the class of 1972. He attended Eastern Oregon University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1986. Ron was united in marriage to Catherine M. “Cathie” Daley on April 9, 1994 in Hermiston. Ron recently retired from the Morrow County School District, where he had taught various grade levels and subjects in both Boardman and Irrigon through the years. In addition to teaching, he also thoroughly enjoyed sports, particularly baseball, football and basketball. Coach Prindle supported and nurtured young people as they learned and developed the skills needed to be successful, not only in athletics, but also in life.
Ron was possessed by all things cars and trucks. If it had an engine, he was interested. Tinkering in his shop on engines, bodies and paint jobs served as an outlet for his creativity and meticulous attention to detail. In retirement, Ron found more time to enjoy life’s little pleasures: relaxing in his backyard rocking chair, playing with his dogs, and reading from his collection of vintage car magazines.
Ron is survived by his wife, Catherine Prindle; daughter, Danielle (Kaleb) Kraft; grandchildren, Lincoln and Emmylou Kraft; son, Drew Prindle; stepson, Brendan Busey and granddaughter, Karia; stepdaughter, Landi (Mitch) Seal; sister, Jeanne (Don) Hanson; and numerous other loved ones and extended family.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth “Ray” Prindle.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9 a.m. at Irrigon High School, 315 S.E. Wyoming Ave., with a bruncheon to follow.
Donations may be made to the Ronald Prindle Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Bank of Eastern Oregon.
Please share memories of Ron with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.