James L “Jim” Prosser


A private family memorial service will be held at a later date for 70-year old James L. Prosser of Crawford, NE.

A Memorial has been established for the Crawford Rural Fire District. Donations may be left at Security First Bank in Crawford or mailed to Crawford Rural Fire District, PO Box 184, Crawford, NE, 69339.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com

James L. “Jim” Prosser was born November 11, 1949, in Alliance, NE, to Leonard and Helen Prosser and passed away April 17, 2020, at his home in rural Crawford.

Jim attended school in Crawford, graduating from Crawford High School in 1968. Following graduation, he worked for Anderson Motor for two years before enlisting in the Navy in January of 1970.

Jim was Honorably Discharged in December of 1973, and retuned home to Crawford. He then work for Chubb Water Wells for a few years, and at the uranium mine outside of Crawford.

Jim purchased his own smeal and began his own well drilling business, Jim’s Well Service, while continuing to work at the mine. He eventually left the mine and began running his own business full time for many years working along side his son Brian. You could always count on a “Job WELL Done!”

He met Barb Czmowski and the couple was married at the Methodist Church in Crawford with Jim instantly becoming a father to Billy and Brian. Jim and Barb added three children to their family – Jason, Amanda, and Leonard – before later divorcing.

Jim’s laugh was very distinctive and infectious. His interests were golf, woodworking, and fast cars and he took great pride in winning several awards with his cars and drag racing.

He was a Charter Member of the Crawford Eagles Club and served on the Golf Board for a short time. Jim will be missed by many.

Jim is survived by his children, Bill Prosser of Lincoln, Brian (Shauna) Prosser of Crawford, Amanda (Josh) Lager also of Crawford, and LJ (Zaley) Prosser of Brookings, SD; and six grandchildren Kyler, Tehgan, and Neleigh Prosser, Boone Lager, and Bentley and Berkley Prosser.

He is also survived by his brothers Dave (Sheila) Prosser of Raleigh, NC, and Emory (Jean) Prosser of Crawford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Jason, parents Leonard and Helen, sister Nancy Weedin, and uncle John Prosser.

Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements for Jim Prosser.