Donnetta Prochaska


March 4, 1931 - December 27, 2019


Donnetta Prochaska, 88, of Mitchell, SD, formerly of Fremont, Nebraska, received her angel wings, Friday, December 27, 2019, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Svoboda Funeral Home in Wahoo, NE, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Wahoo, NE. Visitation will be from 6-7:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Donnetta DelRae Prochaska was born March 4, 1931, on a farm in Rogers, Nebraska to Ewald and Dorothy (Teeter) Rohwer. They later moved to a farm three miles west of Colon, where she attended country school. In 1943, the family moved into Colon. She finished grade school in Colon, and went on to graduate from Wahoo High school in 1948.

In 1949, she married Max Reeves, at Logan, Iowa. They lived on a farm near Blair, and later moved to Fremont.

In 1954, she was united in marriage to August Prochaska. They made their home in Yutan. Together they raised four children: Randal, Sharon, Steve, and Paul. In 1996, after retiring, they moved to Fremont. Donnetta moved to Mitchell in February 2019. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church for 42 years, later transferring to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont.

She held different positions at Blue Star, and the Wahoo Democrat newspaper in Wahoo; the ordinance plant in Mead; and Boys Town in Omaha.

Her hobbies included cooking and baking; sewing and reading; playing with the grandkids, and great grandchildren. She made friends wherever she went, and loved to talk about her younger years, growing up with her mom, dad, sister, and brother.

Donnetta is survived by her sister, Valesta Larsen of Wahoo; her children, Sharon (Jack) Styles of Mitchell, SD, Steve (Linda) Prochaska of Fremont, and Paul Prochaska of Fremont; daughter-in-law, Donna Prochaska of Milton, PA; eight grandchildren, Shawn Styles, Carrie Maus, Theresa Senst, Cody Styles, Melissa Halladay, Jeremiah Prochaska, Tom Prochaska, and Zach Prochaska; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, August Prochaska; her first husband, Max Reeves; her parents, Ewald and Dorothy (Teeter) Rohwer; brother, Robert Rohwer; son, Randal Prochaska; and grandson: Jackie Styles Jr.


Thursday, January 2, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
Saturday, January 4, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Svoboda Funeral Home
211 N Linden St
Wahoo, NE 68066


Saturday, January 4, 2020
2:00 PM
Svoboda Funeral Home
211 N Linden St
Wahoo, NE 68066


St. Francis Cemetery
1600 Co Rd K
Wahoo, NE 68066

Posted by Barb Dulaney on December 31, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all . Sharon and family May God wrap his arms around u and keep u close TAKE CARE
Posted by Anna Gardner on December 30, 2019
Donnetta was a kind, classy lady who I enjoyed getting to know. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Joe Murphy on December 30, 2019
Jack and Sharon and family sorry for your loss you are in our prayers.
Posted by Janice and Daryl Miller on December 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. The picture you have used makes me think of when she and Max were together. We will be thinking of you.💕
Posted by Michele Grosdidier on December 30, 2019
I’m a friend of Carrie Maus. So sorry for your loss of your mother, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. She sounds like someone who will be greatly missed here on earth but gladly welcome among the angels.
Posted by Melanie Plooster on December 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss your family is in our prayers.
Posted by Tanner styles on December 30, 2019
Love you great grandma
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