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Rose Prochaska

September 6, 1918 ~ January 27, 2013

Rose Krenek Prochaska, 94, peacefully passed away on January 27, 2013. She was born September 6, 1918, on a farm west of Caldwell, Kansas to Charlie Krenek and Jennie Subera Krenek. She attended Scott and Bailey country schools and also attended Caldwell High School.

Rose married Vernon Prochaska on August 8, 1938 in Wellington, Kansas. They resided in the country west of Caldwell for 39 years. In 1976, they semi-retired and moved into their new home on North Osage where Rose lived until her death. They were married for 52 years. Rose loved her family and always enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was known for making her homemade noodles for family gatherings.

Rose was a devoted wife and after Vernon suffered a stroke in 1977 she cared for him for 12 years. After Vernon’s death, Rose enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Rose was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Afternoon Church Circle, Busy Hands Club, Eastern Star, ZCBJ Lodge Trocnov #121, Czech Chapter, Garden Club and Red Hat Club.

Rose was preceded in death by her brothers Harry Krenek and Henry Krenek. Rose leaves behind her four sons and their wives, Ron and Caren of Oxford, Kansas, Paul and Linda of Caldwell, Kansas, Dean and Susan of Leesburg, Virginia, and Dan and Cathie of Naperville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, Czechoslovakian Cemetery or to the Sumner County District #1 Hospital.

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Mary Williams Emery

Family and Friends - 01/27/2013

I'm sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Diane Carrizosa

Family and Friends - 01/28/2013

I never met Ms. Rose Prochaska, but just knowing my friend Sheri Prochaska and her family, I know Ms Rose was a wonderful person. My condolences to you all. May you cherish every memory she left for you. These memories become a treasure.

I love to read 1Thessalonians 4:13-18. This brings comfort to family and friends.

Bless you all.

Diane Carrizosa

Tucson, Arizona


April Carnegie

Family and Friends - 01/29/2013

I am so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She was a good friend and wonderful person. She will be greatly missed. I will miss our talks that we had and hearing her stories of the past. Praying for all of her family in this time of sorrow. I love you Rose.


Jim and Linda Jindra

Family and Friends - 01/30/2013

Rose was very special to us. Vernon and Rose were like a home away from home. They both were always special and she will be greatly missed. Our sympathy to all of the family. It is very hard to lose a mother, but she is with Vernon in our heavenly father's home.



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