Prynston R. Gillenwater

Prynston R. Gillenwater

Prynston R. Gillenwater, age 5, of Dubuque, was called home suddenly as the result of an acute asthma attack at 11:28 p.m., on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Avera McKenna Hospital and University Health Care in South Dakota. To celebrate Prynston’s life, family and friends may visit from 12:00 noon, until 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. To honor Prynston’s life, funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, at Behr Funeral Home.

Prynston was born on September 16, 2014, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of James and Lekeya (Gillenwater) Singleton.

Prynston attended preschool at Westminister Presbyterian, and was excited to be starting kindergarten in the fall. He was full of energy and loved to dance and play outside. Basketball was his game of choice and, as boys will do, he liked to rough house with his family and friends and pretend to be his favorite super hero, Spider-Man. He never allowed his asthma to slow him down, but did take time to sit still and watch his favorite cartoons. Prynston brought more joy to this world in his short 5 years here than some provide in a long lifetime. We love you Prynston and will miss you more than words can possibly express.

Those left to cherish Prynston’s memory include

his mother,
Lekeya Singleton, Dubuque, IA;

his father,
James Singleton, Dubuque, IA;

his siblings,
Jameeya, Jerimya and Cylis, all at home;

his maternal grandparents,
Paula (Melvin) Neal, Dubuque, IA
and Kendell Thomas, Dubuque, IA;

his maternal great-grandparents,
Sheila (Stanley) Blackshire, Sioux Falls, SD;

his aunts and uncles,
Tiesha Gillenwater,
Kendrell Gillenwater,
Davion Haywood,
Eugene Gillenwater,
Julie Smith,
and Shatona Thomas;

and several cousins including,
Reva, Larissa, Tanetra, Deontiz, Jasmine, Rashawn, Brianna, Curtis, Jenny, Daeauna, Destiny, Tykia and Darmesha.

Prynston’s family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to the Dubuque community for coming together and helping them through this very difficult time.

Prynston’s family will also gratefully accept your kindness and support through online condolences, as well as greeting cards or memorials which can be sent to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Prynston Gillenwater Family.

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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
June 13th, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001
June 13th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

4 condolences for Prynston R. Gillenwater
  1. Diane Fasselius says:

    I don’ know you but my heart reaches out to you with with the deepest of sympathy at the death of your dear Prynston. What a sweet picture of him and such a huge sadness in your lives. I am so sorry. I will be praying for all of you.

  2. Tim Moothart says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray for all of you as you go through this trying time.

  3. Sharion neealy says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It’s so sad. You all will be in my heart and prayers. To the Gillenwater family.

  4. Dana says:

    I just want you to know that I am praying for your family as you deal with this heartbreaking loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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