Regina Prokop

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Regina Stella Prokop, 94, Hofa Park, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour, with her family at her side. The daughter of Charles and Mary (Kapla) Kaczmarek was born October 12, 1923, in Flintville. On June 5, 1943, she married Raymond P. Prokop at SS. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. After Raymond returned from the service, the couple farmed in Krakow, Zachow, and then finally in Hofa Park for 54 years.

Regina had been a member of St. Stanislaus Church for 60 years, where she belonged to the Women’s Rosary Society. She also enjoyed helping with church picnics and funeral lunches, where her pies always received great reviews. A talented baker, she was also known for her fresh bread. Regina enjoyed taking care of her livestock, especially her chickens. She was lovingly known as the neighborhood “egg lady.” Regina always stayed busy around the farm and spent her “free time” canning and gardening.

Survivors include two sons: Florian Prokop, Hofa Park, and James (Barbara) Prokop, Hofa Park; three daughters: Jane Zupsich-Doss (Raymond Doss), Elgin, IL, Bernice Prokop, Oconto Falls, and Karen (Tim) Swiecichowski, New Franken; 10 grandchildren: Lisa (Michael) Voelker, Kim (Bill) Lux, Amy Rich, Dawn (Anthony) Clark, Debbie Prokop, Stacy (Dan) Nowell, Jennifer (Joe) Caruso, and Travis, Nathan, and Valerie Swiecichowski; six great-grandchildren: Julianna and William Voelker, Ashley Imel, Kyle and Regina Clark, and Lauren LeClair.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on January 1, 2012; one grandson, Billy Wilinski III; two sisters: Johanna (Frank) Paczkowski and Josephine (Harvey) Hafeman, and one brother, Roman Kaczmarek.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 1st at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.