THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James F. Prohuska
Issue Date: February 19, 2014
James Fred Prohuska, 82, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Feb. 14 at BAMC in Marinette.
Born July 12, 1931 in Menominee to the late Fred and Irene (Engler) Prohuska, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1949 and achieved
Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scout Program. He married the former Audrey Lutz on May 11,1957 and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2002. A member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee and the American Legion Post 146, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He briefly worked at Granite Works and then enjoyed a career in law enforcement joining the Menominee Police Department in July of 1956. He was made captain by 1975 and was acting police chief for a brief time until a new chief was appointed. After 26 years with the Menominee Police Department, he spent 15 more years as a special investigator for the prosecutor 's office, retiring in 1995.
He enjoyed deer hunting with friends, fishing and recently gardening, traveling, volunteering at the Menominee and Marinette Senior Centers and spending time in area casinos.
He is survived by a daughter, Laura (Craig Arnold) Prohuska, of Menominee; special friends, Bill and Sandy Dellisse and many others.
Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Kohl.
Family and friends may gather for a Celebration of Life at the Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home in Menominee on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Deacon Vincent Beckley will officiate, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.