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Richard John Proksch 1935-2019
Richard John Proksch 1935-2019

HOISINGTON — Richard John Proksch, 84, passed away Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. 

Richard was born Feb. 21, 1935, in Hoisington, the son of William and Ida (Goscha) Proksch. 

He was united in marriage to Pat Schremmer April 24, 1957, in Hoisington.

Richard was born and raised in Hoisington. Richard and his family moved to Colorado for 45 years. In 2000, they returned to Hoisington. He was a manager of sanitation for Dawn Food Products. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and horseshoes.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Pat Proksch; two sons, Brad Proksch and wife Lisa, Hudson, Colo.; and Brent Proksch and wife Anne, Montgomery Texas; a granddaughter, Shannon Proksch, Vermillion, S.D.; two grandsons, Brian Proksch. Montgomery, Texas and Austin Proksch, Hudson, Colo.; a brother Bill Proksch and wife Rita, Thornton, Colo; and a sister, Sue Hickel, Larned. 

He was preceded in death by a son Brian and a sister Virginia Kaiser.

Friends may call 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with Knights of Columbus Rosary to begin 7 p.m. all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Anselm Eke.  Burial will follow in St. John Church Cemetery, Hoisington, with military honors.  

Memorials may be made to St. John Cemetery Fund or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral home

PO Box 146

Hoisington, KS, 67544

Great Bend (Kan). Tribune. Aug. 28, 2019