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Elsie A. Prochaska

Elsie A. ProchaskaFuneral services for Elsie A. Prochaska, 98, of Glencoe were held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. Officiating was the Rev. Eugene Lozinski.

Mrs. Prochaska died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at the long-term care facility of Glencoe Regional Health Services.

The organist was Emily Wilkins, and the song leader was Joanne Pohland. The congregational hymns were "Prayer of St. Francis," "On Eagle's Wings," "Amazing Grace," "Come To Her Aid" and "How Great Thou Art."

Serving as pallbearers were Julie Dammann, Brian Prochaska, Amanda Prochaska, Larry Prochaska, Milan Gores and Dennis Gores. Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.

Elsie A. Gores was born to Peter and Anna (Tupa) Gores on Oct. 7, 1903, in Rich Valley Township. She was baptized on May 5, 1912, at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe and confirmed on Oct. 16, 1919, also at St. George Catholic Church. She attended School District 22 in Rich Valley Township through the sixth grade.

On Oct. 2, 1930, the Rev. Moloney united her in marriage to Emil Prochaska at the St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe.

Mrs. Prochaska was a lifetime member of St. George Catholic Church and St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she was a member of the CCW at both churches.

While living and working on the farm, Mrs. Prochaska enjoyed raising poultry, including chickens, ducks and geese. She also loved raising indoor and outdoor flower and vegetable gardens and baking kolaches, etc. Many of the pieces that she had crocheted over the years have been given to family and friends. Mrs. Prochaska especially loved talking and telling stories to her family and friends. She loved making them laugh and smile with her stories of when she was a young girl.

Survivors include her son, LeRoy (Susan) Prochaska of Glencoe; grandchildren, Julie Dammann of Lester Prairie, Brian Prochaska of Glencoe, Amanda Prochaska of Glencoe; great-grandchildren, Travis and Cory Dammann; sisters-in-law, Sophie Gores of Glencoe, Clara Prochaska of Silver Lake, Ella Prochaska of So. St. Paul; and also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emil; three brothers, Theodore, Frank & Leonard Gores; two sisters, Nellie Tlustosh and Rose Howe.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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