Karl Prien, 49, of Vidor died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at his residence in Vidor. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.,  Thursday, Feb. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with cremation to follow. A gathering for family and friends will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1960 in Beaumont, to William and Emma Prien. He was a lifelong resident of Vidor and was a valued employee with Ralph’s Industrial Electronic Supplies. Karl was an accomplished musician and played the guitar for his band Malayden for over 20 years.  

Karl is survived by his wife, Carolyn Prien of Vidor; son, Jeremy Flowers of Tyler; daughter, Amber Prien of Vidor; brother Bill Prien of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; and grandson Cameron Flowers.