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Kenneth Prokop – Metz Mortuary

    Kenneth Prokop
    Kenneth John Prokop, age 72 of Gresham, NE passed away at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born July 25, 1947 at Friend, NE to John and Alice (Vohnout) Prokop. He attended Friend Public School and then served his country in the Army during the Viet Nam War in the 1st Cavalry becoming a squad leader serving in over 75 combat assault missions. After the war, he met and married Joani Straka on June 12, 1971 at Wilber, NE. This union was blessed with three children. Ken loved to read and was knowledgeable of many historical events. He also had a talent for restoring and collecting vintage toys and trains, loved to hunt and fish and was known for his sense of humor.

    He is survived by his wife Joani of Gresham, daughter Michala (Mark) Nolan of York, son Wade (Carrie) Prokop of Piedmont, S.D. and his daughter Tracy (Chad) Travis also of York. His grandchildren include; Mason, Kirsten, Kelsey, Elliot, London, Grant and Hunter. Also surviving is his sister Jackie Vossler of Friend, NE. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law John Vossler.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Metz Chapel in York with Mark Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Gresham. Visitation will be from 1-8:00 p.m., Sunday with his family greeting friends from 6-8:00 p.m., that evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be sent to the family for later designation or to the donor’s favorite charity. 

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