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Frank E. Prochaska
Frank E. Prochaska, 92, a resident of Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids, passed away there on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. A celebration of Frankâ€™s life will be held at a future date. Papich-Kuba Funeral Service is serving the family.
Frank is survived by his three children, Glenn (Pat) Prochaska, and Carla Parr, both of Cedar Rapids, and Karen (Nile) Roszell, West Liberty; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Betty Jean Haas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William Prochaska; and sister, Mary Vranish.
Frank was born June 28, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Jerry and Mary (Glover) Prochaska. He was raised in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Wilson High School in 1949. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Navy. Frank had a successful career with Northwestern Bell/U.S. West for 36 years, retiring in 1986.
Frank married Jo Ann Gardner in 1951 and they were later divorced. In 1977, he married Betty Fisher and they were together until her death in 2006. Frank and Betty resided in Urbandale, Iowa, for many years and were active members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He returned to Cedar Rapids four-and-one-half years ago to be closer to his family.