Betty Prochaska

Betty Prochaska

Betty Prochaska, 76, of Prague, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home.

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 21, 2019  11:00 a.m.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City    Jerry L. Kracl

Visitation Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel

Committal Prague National Cemetery, Prague, Nebraska

Lunch following committal at St. John's Parish Hall.

Memorials to the family

Betty was born to Anton and Gladys Wirka on October 29, 1942 at Soukop’s in Prague. She went to Country School Dist 73 in Rescue and graduated from Prague High School at the age of 16.  She moved to Lincoln and enrolled at Lincoln School of Commerce and then worked at Consumers Public Power until she married Charlie Prochaska on August 1, 1964.  They built a house on a farm south and west of Prague where she lived until she passed away.  They have 4 children, Dianne Jackson, Brenda, Brian and Gary.

Betty was a homemaker up until her husband Charlie died in  November 1991 then  she started work at Henningsen’s in David City where she worked until she retired.

Betty loved to garden and she had a very large garden to where she grew more vegetables than she could give away.

She was an excellent cook and everyone loved the sultz she made.

She raised hundreds of chickens and picked hundreds of eggs and everyone from town would come to the farm to get fresh eggs from her.

Betty had a heart of gold and everyone knew Betty for her silliness and always telling jokes.

She loved watching Nebraska Football games with her grandson Tyler.

Betty is survived by sons Brian (Cheryl Sloup) Prochaska of Ceresco, Gary (Angie) Prochaska of Prague,  daughter Dianne (Brent Arnold) Jackson of Lincoln.  grandchildren: Justin (Kristin) Jackson, Brandon and Curtis Swahn, Tyler and Travis Prochaska, Meg Sloup, Katie (Laith) Etmund,  3 great grandchildren Brooklyn, Jaxon and Reid Thomas.  Sister Donna (Gawaine) Dvorak of Wahoo, brother Tony Wirka of Prague,  brothers in law Bob Prochaska of Lincoln, David (Sulene) Prochaska of Prague.  Sisters in law: Lucille Prochaska of Prague, Joan Fendrich of Prague, Jeanette (Randy) Benes of Valparaiso, Elaine Wirka of Fremont, Suzi Wirka of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charlie (1991), daughter Brenda Prochaska, granddaughter Jessica Jackson, brothers LeRoy and Karl Wirka, and brother in law Eddie Prochaska.