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Donald A. Prochnow

May 9, 1934 — March 14, 2024

Wausau

Donald A. Prochnow, 89, of Wausau, peacefully passed away on March 14, 2024, at Mountain Terrace, with his loving family at his side.

Don was born May 9, 1934, in Marathon County, to the late Arthur and Ella (Bahr) Prochnow. He worked as a farmer and at a tire shop and in construction for many years before his retirement. Don married Carol Kolbe on December 11, 1954, in the Town of Stettin. She survives him.

Don enjoyed working and gardening. He was dedicated to his faith, family and community. A devoted member of the church choir and a Sunday School Teacher, Don's faith was a cornerstone of his life. He had a generous spirit, regularly donating blood for over 50 years, embodying his selflessness and compassion. Don cherished spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan. Don will be missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Don is survived by his wife, Carol Prochnow; and 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. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, many neighbors and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Alfred and Franklin Prochnow.

A funeral service for Don will be held Friday, March 22, 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
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Visitation

Friday, March 22, 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, March 22, 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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Burial

Friday, March 22, 2024

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

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