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 August W. Prokop

August W. Prokop

Birth
Wilber, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
Death 25 May 1990 (aged 100)
Wilber, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Swanton, Saline County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 100149635 · View Source
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August W. Prokop, son of Frank J. and Josephine Slama Prokop, was born on a farm west of Wilber May 15, 1890 and died at the Wilber Nursing Home May 25, 1990 at the age of 100.

He grew up on the farm and attended rural school near his home. He farmed with his parents for a few years and on November 24, 1914 married Wilma Fitl at Wilber. The couple moved to a farm near Swanton where they farmed for 27 years. In 1941 they moved to Swanton where he and Wilma operated a cafe and gas station for 38 years. In 1964 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. August had now made his home in the Wilber Nursing Home where he celebrated his 100th birthday May 15 of this year. He had been a member of ZCBJ Lodge 120 of Swanton and Order of the Eagles.

He is survived by nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma; brothers, Adolph, Frank and Joseph; sisters, Annie Wolfe, Bessie Skocpol, and Ida Prokop.

Services were held May 27, 1990 at Zajicek Funeral Home in Wilber with the Rev. Paul Quackenbush officiating. Singer was Mary Plouzek with Mrs. Glenn Zajicek accompanying.

Interment was in Swanton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank Homolka, Richard Jiskra, David Petersen, Robert Pospischal, Milo E. Pesek Jr., and Donald Vostrez.

Source: The Crete News, May 30, 1990
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  • Created by: MWeidner
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100149635
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for August W. Prokop (15 May 1890–25 May 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100149635, citing Swan Valley Cemetery, Swanton, Saline County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by MWeidner (contributor 47593424) .