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Eden Prairie: Prins Family Lunch at Baker’s Ribs

Papa Prins’ Posse after the ALS Walk eating delicious barbecue


“Michael Prins of Eden Prairie, MN passed aw­­­ay peacefully in his home on July 30 at the age of 60, after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in October 2009. He was born May 28, 1951 in Grand Rapids, MI to George & Dorothy Prins. Mike was married to Cindy Schleif in 1974. He is survived by his wife; his three sons Ryan (Jamie), Paul (Jordan) & Kyle (Kelsie); and brothers, David (Teri), Bob (Merry) & John (Barb).

Mike was raised in Bloomington, MN and graduated from Bloomington Kennedy High School in 1969 and from the University of Minnesota in 1973. Mike dedicated 37 years to the insurance industry working most recently for Aon then Hays Companies, specializing in energy & utilities. He retired as an Executive Vice President from the Hays Companies in September 2010. His sense of humor, gentle spirit, quiet dignity, and loyal service to God will be deeply missed. Mike loved sailing, travelling, playing golf, was a member of the Hazeltine National Golf Club and a great storyteller, husband, father, brother & friend to all who knew him.”


My favorite lines from my father-in-law to me:

“So tell me, do you use chopsticks at home?”
– First time we met

“Want a piece of advice? Be careful about drinking too much at a business event.”
– Every dinner out

“You look beautiful.”
- Every time I wore a dress

“Jamie, you honor our family by joining it.”
– Wedding speech

“Pour me a glass, I can’t let Jamie drink alone.”
– Last Christmas

“You know, you’re the best thing that’s happened to him.”
– Last Week

Photos at Salty's
Brunch at Salty’s in Seattle 2008

My Last Visit with Ryan's Dad
Last Weekend in Minnesota 2011

Walk to Defeat ALS

Gnocchi Night

Last night my cousin Ernelyn taught us how to make gnocchi!

Gnocchi NightMaking dough on the counter? Ok!

Gnocchi NightRoll it out.

Gnocchi NightWoo hoo! Almost time.

Gnocchi NightNom nom nom.

Yum! Gnocchi never tasted so good.

Mrs. Prins & The Messrs. Prins

Mrs. Prins & The Messrs. PrinsRyan and his brothers in the rocking chairs outside Cracker Barrel over Thanksgiving

Moms and Daughters

Me and Nikki with our moms at the wedding reception in Roselle, IL

Chicago: Wicker Park

Cousins Jenny and Rodney with my brother Frankie