THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Michael F. Prokash
Issue Date: March 15, 2019
Michael F. Prokash, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded my his family after a courageous battle with cancer on March 1st 2019 at his home in Wausaukee WI.
Michael was born on November 7th, 1944 in Hobbs NM, to parents Sylvester and Louise. He graduated from Green Bay East High School. Michael was also a member of the Navy Reserves while still in high school. He worked most of his life in the Green Bay area most notably the DePere Foundry, Van's Honda and Motorcycle and JX Peterbilt. In 1991 he retired to Wausaukee WI.
Michael was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He married the love of his life, Catherine Polczinski on August 8th, 1987.
Michael (Steady Beat) was a man of many gifts; he was a talented drummer who played with various bands, most notably 14 years with Jerry Volker and the Jolly Gents. He was also a skilled craftsman and carpenter. He loved the peace and serenity of the outdoors and spent most of his free time at his place of retirement at his land in Wausaukee.
His greatest gift had to have been his unbreakable strength and spirit as he faced many hardships in his life but you would never tell. He was very upbeat, fun loving, and always concerned about other people's happiness, especially for his wife Catherine. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Michael is survived by his wife Catherine; Mother, Louise; his sisters, Susie Libert (friend, Gary) and Pam Deprey; sister-in-law, Cathy; brother, Jim (Erma) Prokash; his children, Paul (Jolene) Prokash, Kim (Randy) Mc Ardle, Desiree (Paul) Mertens, Sheri (Mark) Riha, Debra (Paul) Dahlke and Shawn (Paula) Prokash; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his beloved dog, Pooder and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester; brothers, Steven and Mark and daughter, Lori.
Special thank you to the outstanding staff at Unity Hospice and Aurora Bay Area Medical Center for their great care!
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at St. Johns the Baptist Church, 2579 Glendale Ave., Howard, WI. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m., with Father Larry Seidl officiating. Please go to www.simplycremation to send online condolences to the family.