Obituaries

Dorothy Ewer
B: 1939-10-15
D: 2018-04-18
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Ewer, Dorothy
Elaine Jurkoska
B: 1925-05-18
D: 2018-04-16
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Jurkoska, Elaine
Frank Simo
B: 1920-10-06
D: 2018-04-14
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Simo, Frank
Deborah Guzman
B: 1955-07-11
D: 2018-04-11
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Guzman, Deborah
Santo Riva
B: 1934-05-10
D: 2018-04-10
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Riva, Santo
Irene Gentz
B: 1929-12-04
D: 2018-04-09
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Gentz, Irene
Gary Smith
B: 1954-10-06
D: 2018-04-06
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Smith, Gary
Michael Thome
B: 1969-06-08
D: 2018-04-05
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Thome, Michael
Barbara Williams
B: 1951-05-11
D: 2018-04-04
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Williams, Barbara
Howard Farning
B: 1939-06-05
D: 2018-04-04
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Farning, Howard
Mitchell Kitchens
B: 1932-01-03
D: 2018-04-01
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Kitchens, Mitchell
Phyllis Arvai
B: 1930-10-12
D: 2018-03-30
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Arvai, Phyllis
Leonard Zapp
B: 1958-06-08
D: 2018-03-29
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Zapp, Leonard
Ralph Manka
B: 1925-12-19
D: 2018-03-29
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Manka, Ralph
Jason Luckhardt
B: 1983-09-16
D: 2018-03-26
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Luckhardt, Jason
John Sikich
B: 1933-03-21
D: 2018-03-25
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Sikich, John
William Johnson
B: 1930-03-26
D: 2018-03-24
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Johnson, William
Fritz Ohm
B: 1944-08-05
D: 2018-03-24
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Ohm, Fritz
Kurt Illes
B: 1955-10-07
D: 2018-03-20
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Illes, Kurt
Loretta Venet
B: 1938-01-14
D: 2018-03-19
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Venet, Loretta
Joseph Pillizzi
B: 1925-04-28
D: 2018-03-16
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Pillizzi, Joseph

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     In 1928, James Crossin built the first

facility in Kenosha dedicated exclusively to providing funeral services.  It was located downtown at the corner of 60th Street and 12th Avenue.  At the time, other funeral homes were converted residences or businesses.  This historic "first" symbolizes our leadership in the community - a tradition that is carried on today by the Proko Family.

     John Proko purchased the well-established firm in 1962.  His son, Larry, joined the family business in 1982.  Together, their leadership and dedication to excellence in funeral service have resulted in a number of significant achievements:

 

  • Proko Funeral Home was the first to install a crematory in Kenosha County, and remains the only funeral home in the county with a crematory on premise.
  • Both John and Larry are certified members of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice - a distinction earned only after rigorous academic and professional achievement.
  • Both men have served as President of the Wisconsin State Funeral Directors Association.
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