G. Janet Prohaska passed away suddenly at her winter home in Tucson, Arizona on December 31st at the age of 77.
Born on February 14, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska the daughter of the late
Herbert and Ruth (Shepherd) Whitney. She grew up in the Catawba area.
She married Robert Prohaska and they farmed in the town of Harmony.
They later divorced and she moved to Ladysmith and worked for the
ASCS as a Program Analyst. Retiring from the ASCS she spent her summers in Ladysmith and winters in Arizona.
She is survived by her mother Ruth Whitney Ladysmith (formerly Catawba).
Daughter -Wanda (John) Blechschmidt Kennan, Son- Dale Prohaska Lake Ten (Phillips), Daughter- Wendy (Dave) Retzlaff Kennan, Daughter- Connie (Nick) Runnheim Kennan, 8 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
Also survived by Sister-Janice Ostling Rib Lake and Sister-Cora (Jim) Schultz Ladysmith, numerous Nieces, Nephews, Friends and Family.
She is preceeded in death by father Herbert Whitney, nephew Mike Ostling, brother-in-law Jasper Ostling and former husband Robert Prohaska.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday January 11, 2014 at 11:00,
Visitation at 10:00 at the Catawba Lutheran Church.