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.