Bert Prost, 96, was born in Chicago, IL, to parents Mathias Sylvester Prost and Teresa Gerold Prost.
Bert was a Chemical Engineer and worked 33 years for Cities Service Oil Company, working in Chicago, NYC, Cicero, IL, and Tulsa. He was a consummate family man who loved his wife of 57 years, Margaret, and his four children deeply. He was married to Margaret until her death in 2012. Their 57-year marriage is a testament to their lifelong commitment to one another and to the Sacrament of Marriage.
He served in the Army Air Corps- 8th Air Force, 392nd bomb group from 1942-45 as a gunner for the B-24 Liberator, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, and later serving as a gunnery instructor.
He died in Edmond, surrounded by his beloved family in his final hours.
Good Shepherd Hospice Nurses Dawn, Patricia, and Janet were a wonderful support to Bert’s family, and helped us prepare for the end of Bert’s life.
He is survived by his four children: Margaret Munaretto (Frank, CPA), Western Springs, IL, Mary Forsythe (Roy, Rev. Dr.), Edmond, OK, Patricia Gully (Russell, JD), De Soto, TX and Henry Prost, MD (Lina), Southlake, TX; Ten grandchildren: Michael Munaretto DDS (Marta DDS), Anne Munaretto-Hite, CPA (Adam), Claire Munaretto, Elizabeth and Christine Forysthe, Monica Chartier (Paul), Teresa and Rachel Gully, and Matthew and John Prost; and a great grandchild, Rosemary Chartier.
A wake will be held at Matthews Funeral Home (601 S Kelly Ave in Edmond, OK) at 7pm Tuesday, July 5. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 2pm on Wednesday, July 6. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. For further details, visit Hursen Funeral Home website, www.Hursen.com.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Oklahoma Catholic Charities.
We love you and will miss you, Dad. May you rest in God’s peace.