In loving memory of

Carmen Prigge
March 24, 1953 - November 15, 2021

Carmen Jean Prigge, age 68 of Lewiston, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home on November 15, 2021.

Carmen was born on March 24th, 1953 to Orvin and Alet (Halverson) Moger in LaCrosse, WI. She lived her youth in Winona, MN and graduated from Winona Senior High.

While visiting her sister Joan, Carmen was approached by a man that would spend the next fifty three years at her side. Jim lived across the street and was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the pretty girl and had to find out who she was. The two married on August 7th,1971 at Central Lutheran Church just a few months after her high school graduation. Together they had 6 children who she loved very much: Christina, Tricia, Tessa, Tim, Nate, and Chelsea.

In addition to Carmen's devotion as a wife and mother, she was a talented artist. She loved to paint and draw. She had a knack for making everything she touched look beautiful. She took pride in everything from decorating her home to wrapping gifts for loved ones. Over the years she enjoyed time with friends, camping, playing golf, gardening, adding to her fairy garden, baking Christmas cookies and pies, sewing homemade outfits, dresses, and homemade cabbage patch dolls for her children, spending time with her grandchildren and rocking them as babies. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Jim playing golf and bingo bango pants. The two were virtually inseparable. She served on the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce for 5 years and helped to organize events such as the Lewiston Days Celebration in the summer.

In 2014 Carmen was diagnosed with lung cancer. She remained cancer free but was unable to return to her previous level of health after her treatments which included chemo, radiation, and whole brain radiation.

Carmen was especially proud of her 30 years of service at Riverside Electronics in Lewiston where she worked as the Executive Office Administrator. She diligently planned many Riverside events including holiday parties, summer picnics, awards banquets and slide shows. She retired in 2018 at age 65.

Carmen will forever remain in the hearts of her husband Jim, children, grandchildren, siblings, and many beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Alet and Orvin Moger, sister Joan Pierce, niece Dawn Pierce, sister and brother-in-law Marion and Jim Simon, niece Julie Losinski, mother and father in-law Edgar and Erna Prigge, sister-in-law Sally Jo Prigge, and niece Kimberly Jo Munson.

Carmen is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Jim, and their children: Christina (Brent) Gora, Tricia (Wyatt) Renk, Tessa Tews, Timothy (Danielle) Prigge, Nathan (Jenna) Prigge and Chelsea Prigge, and their 10 grandchildren: Bo, Ashley, Sienna, Jace, Odin, Loki, Tyr, Bria, Easton, and Charlie, her brothers Arland (Marilyn), Orlie (Rosie), Carroll (Nanci), Dale (Karen), Gary (Karen), and sister Betty (Mark) Peterson, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral service for Carmen will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at the church; as well as one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Carmen will be laid to rest in the St. John's Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral Home - Lewiston, is assisting the family with arrangements.


mary Bronk wrote on Nov 24, 2021:

"so sorry for your loss. She was a very dear Person. Smpathy to Family, Leon & Mary Bronk"

Sharon shugart wrote on Nov 19, 2021:

"Carmen\'s family Sorry for your loss .Carmen was a sweetheart I worked with her for many yr abd she always stopped by me on the floor to make sure everything was ok in my life she was very special ."

Orv Dahl wrote on Nov 19, 2021:

"Jim and family, We want to offer our condolences to all of you on the loss of your loved one. She must have been an amazing woman and she was always smiling in her pictures. We can tell how very important family was to her as she surrounded herself with her kids and grandkids. We are very sorry for what she went through and know she is now in the Lord?s loving arms. We send love and blessings to you all. May she Rest In Peace. Orv and Janell Dahl "

Jeanine M Stiles wrote on Nov 19, 2021:

"Carroll, Nancy and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories. Fondly, Jeanine"

Dayvon wrote on Nov 19, 2021:

"I don?t have too many memories of Auntie Carmen, but the one that I do have was almost too real to be true: a very kind and lovable person openly taking me and my brother, sister, and mom into her big house like we visit all the time. The great mannered and loving dogs that would all circulate around her every few minutes even though they would play with me and my brother. And just the warm feeling of ?home? that would radiate throughout her house. It was a great memory. I?m sure this is how she always was all the time and it?s a shame to know she?s passed. But it?s good to know she was surrounded by those she loved ??"

Carol Gohman wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Prayers for you all. Carmen was the sweetest, kindest Lady I knew. Always caring of others. I so enjoyed knowing her all these years and working with her at Riverside. Rest In Peace Carmen. I love you ?? "

Marla Bambenek wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Carmen, You were a very fond friend of mine growing up in Winona, will always remember you. My prayers are with your family. Marla Bambenek"

brian ziegeweid, former riverside employee wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"i had the pleasure of knowing carmen at riverside electronics. she was a joy to chat with and say hi to on the production floor. she always had a smile for me and everyone she came in contact with. i am saddened she is gone, but she will always have a place in my heart. thank you , carmen, for your kindness and touching my life and touching the lives of your family and friends. brian ziegeweid"

Darlene Lazer wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Carmen was such a wonderful person. Her smile just warmed your heart. Darlene Lazer"

Bruce Langseth wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. "

Jay & Carol Munsch wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Jim & family ....... so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Jay & Carol Munsch"

Sue wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"I\'m so sorry for your loss, Carmen was my boss for many years she was just like a sister to me always willing to help someone out. Carmen I miss you and all the fun we had through the years, you are a Beautiful Angel now no more pain. I will always have you in my HEART. May God Bless you all in your time of sorry. "

Laurie Kennedy wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Jim, Tessa, and all family members, Let the fact that Carmen is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus be your comfort at this difficult time. "

Ron and Deb Bemmert wrote on Nov 18, 2021:

"Jim and family are thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy"

Deb And Dave Taylor wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"Jim and family. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She will be missed by many. We are sending prayers your way. Deb and Dave Taylor"

Gary and Marlys Mills wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"Jim and family. Our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts. Gary and Marlys Mills"

Jill Haag wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"Jim and Family - my deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace. Jill Haag"

Carol Snider wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"Jim and family , my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Carmen was my mentor and my friend. She had the kindest heart of anyone I have met. Carmen was loved by many and she made a huge impact on me. I was blessed to call her a friend. I have wonderful memories of her. Rest in peace, little one."

Roger A Neitzke wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"Jim my thoughts and prayers and with you and your family."

Kristi wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and family. Carmen was a wonderful person and she loved her family more than anything. I had the privilege to know and work with her for many years. I would always make a point to go visit with her at the front desk. Rest In Peace Carmen "

Judy McCarthy wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"I worked with Carmen for many years at Riverside Electronics. She was the face of the company alway happy ,cheerful at the front desk. When I?d deliver travel plans for the Men, she always went over details with me. I?d love to just talk with her when i had the chance to go to Lewiston. After I retired, I ran into her occasionally , while we still lived in St. Charles. Always smiling. She will be missed by me and many others. She was a very special person. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family. Judy Mccarthy "