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Carol H. Prochnow

March 5, 1938 — June 19, 2024

Wausau

Carol H. Prochnow, 86, of Wausau, peacefully passed away on June 19, 2024, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, with her loving family at her side.

Carol was born on March 5, 1938, in Marathon County, to the late Rudolph Sr. and Helen (Moeck) Kolbe. Carol married Donald Prochnow on December 11, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Stettin. He preceded her in death. Carol was a homemaker and helpmate to her husband while they farmed.

Carol enjoyed crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Word Jumbles, playing games with children and adults, and vegetable gardening. She also enjoyed farming and was an avid Brewer fan. Carol was an active member in St. John Church as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader- ELCA Church Women, choir member and quilter for Lutheran World Relief. She was also a charter member of the Friendly 12 Homemakers since 1963. She cherished spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors. She will be missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

Carol is survived by her children, Roger (Helen) Prochnow of Wausau and Ruthann (Steven) Dahlke of Marathon; grandchildren, Kevin, Joshua (Jessica), Scott (Elizabeth), Benjamin (Lauren), Rebecca, and Christopher; 8 great granddaughters; and 1 great grandson. She is further survived by her sister, Joyce Wendt of Merrill; nieces, nephews, many neighbors and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Prochnow; parents; and brother, Rudolph A. Kolbe, Jr.

A church service for Carol will be held Friday, June 28, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5304 North 44th Avenue, Village of Maine, with Rev. Maggie Westaby officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am at the church and continuing until the time of service. Burial will immediately follow at Rib View Cemetery, Town of Stettin, with a fellowship luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at both Mountain Terrace and Aspirus Hospital for their dedicated care of Carol.

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Visitation

Friday, June 28, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Village of Maine

N 44th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 28, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Village of Maine

N 44th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 28, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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