James Fred Prohuska, 82, of Menominee, Mich. passed away on February 14, 2014 at BAMC in Marinette, Wis. He was born on July 12, 1931 in Menominee, Mich. to the late Fred and Irene (Engler) Prohuska.
Jim graduated from Menominee High School class of 1949 and he achieved Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scout Program by the time he graduated. He married the former Audrey Lutz on May 11, 1957. She preceded him in death on July 3, 2002. Jim served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of Resurrection Parish in Menominee and the American Legion Post 146. Jim briefly worked at the Granite Works but enjoyed a wonderful career in law enforcement. He joined the Menominee Police Department in July of 1956 and made captain by 1975. Jim was acting police chief for a brief time until a new chief was appointed. After 26 years with the Menominee Police Department, Jim spent 15 more years as a special investigator for the prosecutor's office, retiring in 1995. Some of the hobbies Jim has enjoyed over the years have been deer hunting with friends and fishing. He currently enjoyed gardening, traveling, volunteering at the Menominee and Marinette Senior Centers and spending time in the area casino's.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Laura (Craig Arnold) Prohuska of Menominee, Mich.; special friends: Bill and Sandy Dellisse; and many other friends. Along with his parents and his wife, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Kohl.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home, in Menominee, on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home starting at 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. The Memorial Service will be conducted by Deacon Vincent Beckley.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, Mich.