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Franklin "Bud" E. Prokopec

Obituary Information

Service Details

VISITATION

Date:
Friday, November 24, 2017

Time:
10:00-11:00 A.M.

Location:
St. John's Lutheran Church
Claremont, Minnesota

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Date:
Friday, November 24, 2017

Time:
11:00 A.M.

Location:
St. John's Lutheran Church
Claremont, Minnesota

BURIAL
Cody, Wyoming

 

Obituary

Franklin “Bud” E. Prokopec, age 83 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Franklin was born to Frank and Alice (Kavansnicka) Prokopec on May 8, 1934 in Blooming Prairie at Goetsch Maturnity Home. He was raised and attended school in Blooming Prairie. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School with a GED certificate while in the service. On December 27, 1953, Bud married Elrose Glock at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, Minnesota. He worked for the Owatonna Canning Company before beginning a career in construction. Franklin worked for Carlson Construction, Blooming Prairie, Ray Erickson Construction and Wicks Building Center. In October 1981 Franklin and Elrose moved to Cody, Wyoming, where he worked construction with his brother Jim. Bud also worked as a janitor in Cody. After retirement he worked part-time as a Walmart greeter in Cody, before moving back to Blooming Prairie in 2009. He was a member of the V.F.W. and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, Minnesota. Bud enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycle trips, boating down the Mississippi River, and camping in Wyoming and Minnesota.

Survivors include his wife Elrose Prokopec of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; stepbrother Dean (Connie) Svenby of Fargo, North Dakota; stepsisters Delores Courtier of Owatonna, Minnesota, and Verona Gay of Florida; nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Alice Prokopec, and 2 brothers Don and James Prokopec.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Claremont, Minnesota with Rev. Alan Broadwell officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24 at the church. Interment will be in Cody, Wyoming. Military Honors performed by Blooming Prairie V.F.W. Post 878. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.



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