Leo S. 'Sonny' Prokosch Oct. 19, 1931 - Nov. 25, 2008
REDWOOD FALLS -- Leo Sylvester "Sonny" Prokosch, 77, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.
He was born Oct. 19, 1931, on the family farm in rural Redwood Falls to Joseph and Theresa (Macht) Prokosch. He attended country school in District 101 and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and served in Korea from 1953 to 1954. During this time, he was a corporal in the 728th MP Battalion, Company B.
He married Leona Plotz on Oct. 19, 1954, in Clements and the couple settled on a farm south of Redwood Falls. In 1970, the family moved to the Prokosch home farm, which later was awarded Century Farm status. When he retired from farming in 1996, he and Leona moved to Redwood Falls,
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Clements and later joined St. Catherine's Catholic Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 519 in Clements for 55 years and was also a member of the Redwood Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He played trumpet and drums in various bands for more than 60 years.
He is survived by his wife; children: Steven (and Audrey) Prokosch of Redwood Falls, Jim (and Gail) Prokosch of Redwood Falls and Kathy (and Kelly) Vik of Isanti; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister: Irene (and Bob) Mathiowetz of Sleepy Eye.