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Henry Prodoehl, insurance adjuster


Henry W. Prodoehl, who owned Free State Adjusters for the past 33 years and was active in the Exchange Clubs, died Sunday at the Baltimore County General Hospital of complications of the flu.

He was 62 and lived on Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Mr. Prodoehl had worked for three years for John Roane Inc., another adjusting firm, before starting his own business that specialized in automobile insurance claims but also handled other insurance claims.

He had earlier worked in the 1950s as a bulk plant manager for the American Oil Co. in Frederick.

Mr. Prodoehl was a member of the Baltimore Claims Men'Association, the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters and the National Federation of Independent Businessmen.

He was a former vice president of the board of the Liberty Savings and Loan Association.

Mr. Prodoehl was the first president of the Exchange Club of Randallstown and a former president of the Mason-Dixon District of the Exchange Clubs. He also was a member of the Exchange Clubs' national advisory board and helped to start the Essex and Baldwin exchange clubs.

At Pilgrim Lutheran Church, he had been president of the church council, Sunday school superintendent and youth director. He had been troop committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 496 and a member of the finance committee of the Frontier District of the Boy Scouts.

In the 1960s, Mr. Prodoehl was a member of the Mayor's Traffic Safety Committee in Baltimore and a substitute magistrate in Baltimore County.

From 1980 until 1986, he was a member of the Citizens Advisory Panel at the Rosewood Center.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Loyola High School and attended the University of Baltimore.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Liberty and Latham roads in Lochearn.

Mr. Prodoehl is survived by his wife, the former Patricia ALarson; two sons, Lawrence P. Prodoehl of Westminster and James C. Prodoehl of Finksburg; two daughters, R. Theresa Prodoehl of Athens, W.Va., and Judith A. James of Indialantic, Fla.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Zellmann of Atlanta; and a granddaughter.

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