We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Laurie Lynn (Allman) Prochnow, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Laurie was born December 7, 1954, raised and resided in Wausau, WI.
Laurie is survived by her children: David Prochnow and Betty Prochnow; grandchildren: Tyler and Jason Tabaka; siblings: Steve Allman, Harley Allman, Linda (Donald) Rein and Loretta (James) Nolan; she is further survived by her nieces, nephews, and their children along with other extended family including a special cousin, Rodney.
She was preceded in death by her parents Betty and Harlan Allman and her son in infancy Jason Prochnow.
Laurie was President and Owner of Management Recruiters of Wausau 28 of her 32 year career with MRI – Management Recruiters International. Her top accomplishments where receiving The Small Business of the Year Award in 2004, being recognized by the franchise as a top 100 office worldwide & in the top 25% producing. Her business has brought much success throughout the years and continues while it remains open by her faithful staff, Lori Smith and Scott Olson as they work from home.
Laurie loved work, had much success and touched many lives not only through her business but through various clubs, organizations and committees such as: Rotary, Toastmasters, YWCA, Wausau West Side Business Association, American Heart Association, church and more.
Her most recent and passionate accomplishment was becoming a facilitator for the WI Parkinson’s Association. Her goal was to provide others with help and support who where struggling with the same disease she was diagnosed with in 2015 and ultimately what ended her life.
Laurie’s family would like to thank all the support from the staff at St. Croix Hospice, Rennes Health & Rehab Center, Renaissance Assisted Living and many friends.
Her memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church, 5304 N 44th Ave., Village of Maine. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. There will be a celebration of life with lunch at The Hall at Willow Springs following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wisconsin Parkinson Association at the following website https://www.wiparkinson.org/donate/ , or by phone 414-312-6990 or mail: Send a check to: Wisconsin Parkinson Association, 16655 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 330, Brookfield, WI 53005.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit www.helke.com.