Paul Dennis Prager

February 22, 1987 - August 13, 2020

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Paul Dennis Prager, 33, passed away at St. Elizabeth hospital in Florence, Kentucky on Thursday, August 13th, 2020, after a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Cold Spring, Kentucky. Born February 22, 1987 in Alton, Illinois, he was the son of Frank and Christine (Butts) Prager. Paul graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance and worked as an auditor in the casino and banking industry during his career. He achieved his Eagle Scout rank in high school and built the existing welcome sign in the town of Dorsey, Illinois as his Eagle project. He was an ardent St. Louis baseball Cardinals and hockey Blues fan as well as a motor sports racing enthusiast. He enjoyed Friday night board games with a close group of friends in his local area. He was also involved with the Cincinnati area Galladorn chapter of the national Dagorhir Battle Games live action role-playing organization. He was an avid live music fan and attended hundreds of concerts throughout his lifetime. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Jimmy, of Affton, Missouri. He is also survived by his aunts, Esther VanBuskirk, of Odin, Illinois, and Dorothy Ward of Fosterburg, Illinois, his uncles, Thomas (Paula) Prager of Fosterburg, Illinois and Bruce Neff of Columbia, Missouri, as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Sherrie Neff, his uncle, Wilmer Prager, and his grandparents. Visitation and private funeral services will be held at a later date in Dorsey, Illinois.

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Cathy and Joe Gulash - Sep 5, 2020
Dear Frank, Chris and Jimmy, I’m so unbelievably sad for you. I was unaware that Paul had been ill. I will surely keep you all in my prayers! May God carry you this extremely difficult time. Very sincerely, The Gulash Family
Vickie Morden - Aug 26, 2020
I am so stunned. I had no idea. Chris and Frank, I am so sorry for your loss, I can't imagine how you feel. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. We all liked Paul so much.
Derek K. - Aug 23, 2020
I only met Paul a couple of times but he was a really great guy. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Susan Aljets - Aug 18, 2020
My deepest sympathy is with you. Paul was a wonderful boy and he grew into a very impressive man. What a tremendous loss.
Lee Smela - Aug 18, 2020
I worked with Paul at Belterra Casino Resort & Belterra Park. Please know that Paul was a friendly guy who spoke of his family often. I truly enjoyed working with Paul. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You all are in my prayers.
Kathy Sands - Aug 17, 2020
Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Prayers and hugs, my friend.
Mary - Aug 17, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).
Joe Nash - Aug 17, 2020
Frank I am so sorry for your entire family. Paul was a very special young man. I am around if you ever want to chat.
Ann and Larry - Aug 16, 2020
Paul was such a great young man. I had the pleasure to see him grow from a teenager to a young man with an incredible future. He loved his family and friends so much and was loved by all. It was a joy to visit with him. We are so saddened by this incredible loss. We extend or deepest condolences and send our love.
Laura K. Smoyer - Aug 16, 2020
I worked with Paul at Belterra Park and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful young man who I enjoyed working with. You all are in my prayers.
Michelle Ogan - Aug 16, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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