Zeke Prust

Zeke Prust

9th ASURA President

Zeke was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but also lived in South Dakota and Iowa before moving back to Wisconsin. He has  attended schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado. While in college, he enlisted in the Army ASTP Program. The program was disbanded and he was sent to Fort Knox, KY for tanker training. Was sent overseas, landed in England and then on to Omaha Beach as a replacement. Finally met the assigned unit, the 10th Armored Division and next it was the battle for Metz and on to Bastogne. His unit crossed the Rhine at Worms  and battles ended at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

After graduation, Zeke married Mary Ann Dodge. He co-owned Rock Ledge Printing Service and taught in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and moved to Arizona in 1955. He was appointed to the faculty, in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in 1959. He held teaching and administrative positions until he retired in 1987. After retiring, Zeke became active in the ASURA and the Emeritus Faculty Club. He served as president of both groups.

Zeke was interviewed by ASURA's Video History Project team on December 5, 2011. A short clip from the interview is available for on-line viewing.

Updated May 2008