Betty J. Prohaska entered into eternal rest October 10, 2013. She was born July 4, 1933, in Park Falls, Wis., to Chester and Helen Alley.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frederick J. Prohaska; a daughter, Donna L. Marefke; a son, Michael J. Prohaska; a daughter, Michelle A. Wier, and daughter Norma M. Schuls. She is survived by her children: Rick (Frederick) Prohaska of Goodman, Wis., Jim Prohaska of Milwaukee, Peggy (Fred) Noeske of Florence, Wis., Mark (Rebecca) Prohaska of Waukesha, Wis., Vernon (Nancy) Prohaska of Columbus, Ga., Eric (Marie) Prohaska of Williston, N.D., Betty Hardy of Marinette, Anthony (Bobbie Jo) Prohaska of Marinette. She will be forever loved and missed by 44 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by a brother, Steven Alley of Ogama, Wis. She was preceded in death by two brothers: James Alley of Park Falls, Wis. and Bobby Alley of Chicago, Ill.; and four sisters: Audrey and Helen Alley of San Francisco, Donna Calloway of Park Falls, Wis., and Judy Margraf of Chicago, Ill.
Betty was a member for many years of Sacred Heart Church in Milwaukee, and volunteered a lot of her time to the church and school. She was a CPR instructor for the American Red Cross in Milwaukee, and a frequent donor for many years at the Milwaukee Blood Center. In her early years she worked as a cook at the Milrose Inn (Milwaukee's Great Kitchen Escape). She was a den mother with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. She will be greatly loved and missed by her family.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. today, Saturday, October 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home with Deacon Jerome Thetreau officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.