Lorene Marie Prokott, 87, Upsala area
June 1, 1928 - May 22, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Lorene M. Prokott, 87, of the Upsala area, will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala. Fr. John Odero will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Lorene passed away Sunday evening with family at her side at Mother of Mercy Senior Living in Albany. There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 26, 2016 and again after 9:30 AM until the start of mass on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala. Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 6:30 PM and parish prayers will be at 7:00 PM Thursday evening at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Upsala.
Lorene was born on June 1, 1928 in Two Rivers Township to Leonard and Agnes (Schelonka) Trettel. She grew up with three other siblings and lived in the area her entire life. Lorene worked as a waitress and at a dry cleaners when she wasn't helping her parents on the farm in the summers. On June 19, 1950 she married Peter R. Prokott at Holy Cross in North Prairie and together they raised five children. Lorene was a busy homemaker and was Pete's right-hand-man on the farm. She was a fan of Old Time music and liked to polka and waltz with her husband. Lorene like working in her flower and vegetable gardens. She loved baking, enjoyed food in general, and she loved sharing her dishes with family and friends. Lorene was known for making her children and grandchildren's favorite foods when they visited. Polish coffee cake was one of her favorite things and will be shared after the funeral. Her treat drawer was a special thing all the grandkids enjoyed. In her early years she crocheted blankets and later made quilts to celebrate family's special occasions. She loved spending time with family and friends, and especially enjoyed Tuesday Night Card Club and the neighborhood card games. She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala and was an active member of the Christian Mothers.
Lorene is survived by her husband of 65 years Pete Prokott, Upsala; her children Renee (Dave) Scholz, Upsala; Elaine (Daryl) Tasler, Windom; Arnie (Jan) Prokott, Eau Claire, WI; Leonice (Don Kolo) Prokott, rural Upsala; Jen (Rich) Sullivan, Chanhassen; her sister-in-law Regina Trettel; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.
She is greeted in Heaven by her parents Leonard and Agnes Trettel, her brother Edward Trettel, her sisters Regina (Joe) Klimek, Verena Opatz, Theresa Prokott, and an infant brother.