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Leona Prochaska

Leona Prochaska

DAVID CITY — Services for Leona L. Prochaska, 97, David City, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chermok Funeral Home in David City. There will be a parish rosary at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Leona Prochaska died Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at David Place in David City.


Leona Prochaska was born Sept. 5, 1924, near Dwight to Theodore and Lillian (Sypal) Svoboda. She graduated from Dwight Assumption High School in 1943. After high school, Leona worked briefly in Lincoln.

She married Ernest Prochaska on Feb. 25, 1946, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard. She and Ernest married within a few months after his return from World War II. They farmed near David City for 46 years. In 1975, they moved to town, where Leona lived until moving to David Place in 2020.

Survivors include her sons and daughter, Bob (Louise) from Norfolk, Lori Johnson from Lincoln, Chuck (Mary) from Kearney, Jerry (Sue) from David City, Rick (Joanie) from David City; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Willis (Maxine) Svoboda; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Svoboda and Martha Prochaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her spouse, Ernest; three siblings, Dorothy Hahn, Ladd Svoboda and Marge Novak; and a son-in-law, Dale Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for Masses and in care of the family.

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BLOOMFIELD — Services for Martha Beckmann, 93, Bloomfield, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Martha Beckmann died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at her residence.

Services for Theresia E. Buchholz, 63, Camden, N.Y., will be at a later date under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., in Camden. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, 6075 Mount Zion Road, in Waynesboro, Pa.

PENDER — Services for LeRoy W. Evans, 90, Temecula, Calif., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. Inurnment with military honors will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.

RANDOLPH — Services for M. Lu Jean “Jeanie” Wesemann, 83, Randolph, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Randolph. Richard Bloomquist will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in rural McLean.

NORFOK — Memorial services for Bobbie G. “Bob” Tuttle, 82, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk. The Rev. Ty Woznek will officiate. The U.S. Navy Funeral Honors and American Legion Post 16 will conduct military rites.

WEST POINT — Services for Les D. Ott, 76, of Beemer are pending with the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Norman Poppe, 81, Bloomfield, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Norman Poppe died Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society in Bloomfield.

BLOOMFIELD — Services for Martha Beckmann, 93, Bloomfield, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. The Rev. Jacob Bobby will officiate with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Tom Larsen, 64, Norfolk, are pending at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. Tom Larsen died Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln.

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