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Mathias "Math" Prom

November 14, 1934 - January 13, 2017

Prayer Service - Tuesday

January 17, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

January 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Wednesday

January 18, 2017
- 11:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Wednesday

January 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

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Mathias "Math" Prom

November 14, 1934 - January 13, 2017


Mathias Prom, 82, Fargo passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo.

Mathias Prom was born on November 14, 1934 in Harvey, North Dakota to Laurence and Edith (Yeadicke) Prom. He attended rural school until high school. Math graduated from Harvey High School and then attended NDSU. Math Prom and Darlene Zacher married in 1956 in Anamoose, North Dakota.  While attending NDSU Math began working for Camrud-Foss and continued with them until his retirement. Math Prom married Lynn Nelson Hansen in Moorhead, Minnesota, on June 29, 1974.

He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1979 serving in the Fargo Diocese.  He was appointed director of the formation in Fargo and served as an officer in the National Association of Deacon Directors.  Math was involved in many local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Dorothy Day House, and Catholic Family Service.

He is survived by wife, Lynn, six children: Marianne Prom, Milwaukie, Oregon; Ray (Tina) Prom, Warrenton, Oregon, Steven (Liz) Prom, Fairview, Oregon, David (Lynnda) Prom, Molalla, Oregon, Debra Prom, Milwaukie, Oregon, Lisa (Randy) Carpenter, Vancouver, Washington; 3 step-children, Timothy Hansen, Houston, Texas, Mary (Greg) Zimmerman, Billings, MT and Patricia (Jon) Johnson, Wadena, MN; 18 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Greg (Pat) Prom, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tony (June) Prom, Harvey, North Dakota, Al (Bev) Prom, Bismarck, North Dakota, Tim (Patty) Prom, Jackson, Minnesota, Patrick (Carol) Prom, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Terry (Veronica) Prom, Alpha, Minnesota, Theresa(Matt) Rudnick, Anamoose, North Dakota, and Susan Sullivan, Martinsburg, West Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Paula and two infant brothers.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Burial: Harvey, North Dakota.


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19 responses to “Mathias H. Prom”

  1. Laura grieve says:

    Laura grieve My sympathies for your loss.know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sister Mary Margaret Mooney says:

    My prayers and sympathy are with the Prom family. May you find comfort in your memories and consolation in your faith. May Math rest in peace.

  3. Lauren Rohow Prom says:

    Sorry for the loss.

  4. Jim and Carole Camrud says:

    Lynn and Prom family, our sympathy to all of you in the passing of Math. It was a pleasure to know Math over the years as an employee, neighbor and friend. He will be missed. Jim and Carole Camrud.

  5. John and Jean Stadsvold says:

    To Lynn and the Prom family. Our deepest sympathy on the news of Matt’s passing. His picture captured the warmhearted smile we remember from seeing Matt at Nativity Church. Matt was the “best” best man we could have had at our wedding 38 years ago.

    You are in our prayers.
    John and Jean Stadsvold
    Omaha, NE

  6. Father Ken Gross says:

    My sympathy to Lynn and all the Prom family. I was privileged to know him and give a blessing this past October. Know that you will be held in prayer these days as you celebrate his life. May he Rest In Peace. Father Ken Gross

  7. Father Ken Gross says:

    Thinking of you these days. Know that you have my sympathy, and prayers.

  8. Robert Randall says:

    My sympathy to all of Math’s family for their loss.

    I knew Math as my foreman at Camrud-Foss for two summers during college 50 years ago. Pouring foundations is hard, messy work and I still remember him as an enthusiastic, cheerful leader who pushed us to work as hard as possible and to produce the highest quality work. We responded positively to his leadership and he was liked and respected by all.

  9. Mary Ann Armbrust says:

    I remember Matt from his wonderful smile. Matt was my son’s confirmation teacher. Matt was a joy to our small world.

  10. Mark & Jocelyn Sloan says:

    Deacon Math was one of my Confirmation teachers. I remember him as wise, patient and kind. Peace and blessings to him, and to his family. ❤

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  12. Larry griffin says:

    Lynn- you and Matt are one of our very favorite folks – Matt was such a model of character and love- he will be greatly missed – blessings to you and whole extended family , with much love Gail and Larry

  13. Georgene Sorenson says:

    He has been sorely missed in our Morning Prayer group at Our Lady of the Valley. We have continued to remember him in prayer, especially on his birthdate and ordination date. May he rest in peace and our sympathies and prayers continue for Lynn and the family.

  14. Dcn. Vern & Diane Schmitz says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Matt’s death. We so much enjoyed our opportunities to meet with the two of you at our diaconate gatherings. He and you represented the Diocese of Fargo so very well – always enthusiastic and so welcoming. After leaving the director position of the Diocese of St. Cloud, we have not had the opportunity to stay in touch but did very much enjoy our visit at Our Lady of the Valley some years ago. May God continue to provide you peace, light and hope in this transition. In God’s love, Dcn Vern & Diane

  15. Vern Hanson, Hanson Bros. Construction says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Math for over 50 years. Our construction company worked with Math, and Camrud Foss for nearly all of Math’s career. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for Math. I used to enjoy the times I “helped” him stake out our basement. I don’t think he needed my help, but we enjoyed each others company!

    He loved God, he loved his family and he had a love for his fellow man. I am humbled when I think about all the work he did for charities! He exemplifies what it means to be a servant of our Lord. I am proud to have called him a friend.

  16. Annalee Pomonis says:

    Blessings to you all and especially to my wonderful friend Lynn. We will see you soon.

  17. Steven Monson says:

    My Prayers for the Prom Family for the Loss of a Great Mentor and Friend.

  18. Anita Dobbs says:

    My thoughts and prayer. Matt served on the Catholic Family Service Board at the time I was a member. A very nice man!
    Anita Dobbs

  19. Helen Diemert and Lila McDermott says:

    We shall remember you in our prayers with gratitude for having known you as a highly respected Deacon in the church. Helen and Lila (Diemert & McDermott).

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