Obituary photo of Robert Prochaska, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Robert Neal Prochaska

1928 - 2020
Obituary photo of Robert Prochaska, Topeka-KS
In Loving Memory of

Robert Neal Prochaska

1928 - 2020
Robert Neal Prochaska, 92, of Topeka, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

He was born January 12, 1928, in Simpson, Kansas, the son of Will and Theresa (Clark) Prochaska. He graduated from Silver Lake High School.

Neal was employed at GoodYear Tire & Rubber Company for 40 years, retiring in 1985 as supervisor.

He was a member of the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. Neal officiated for many years with high school and college sports, traveling all over the state of Kansas. He was inducted into Kansas Hall of Fame for Officiating in 2012. He was an avid K-State football and basketball fan, and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He loved to be outside, building birdhouses, mowing, and taking care of his farm.

Neal married Doris Leola Frey on April 16 in Topeka, Kansas, they celebrated 75 years of marriage this year. Survivors include his wife, Doris; their children, John (Teresa) Prochaska, Leanea (Randy) Wales, Trudy (Kirk) Kelly, Patty (Rick) Howell, Danny (Linda) Prochaska, and Diana Prochaska; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Max Prochaska.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church or Topeka Officials Association, c/o Kurt Lohse, 2812 SW Burnett Rd., Topeka, KS 66614.

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Robert Neal Prochaska, 92, of Topeka, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

He was born January 12, 1928, in Simpson, Kansas, the son of Will and Theresa (Clark) Prochaska. He graduated from Silver Lake High School.

Neal was employed at GoodYear Tire & Rubber Company for 40 years, retiring in 1985 as supervisor.

He was a member of the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church. Neal officiated for many years with high school and college sports, traveling all over the state of Kansas. He was inducted into Kansas Hall of Fame for Officiating in 2012. He was an avid K-State football and basketball fan, and enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He loved to be outside, building birdhouses, mowing, and taking care of his farm.

Neal married Doris Leola Frey on April 16 in Topeka, Kansas, they celebrated 75 years of marriage this year. Survivors include his wife, Doris; their children, John (Teresa) Prochaska, Leanea (Randy) Wales, Trudy (Kirk) Kelly, Patty (Rick) Howell, Danny (Linda) Prochaska, and Diana Prochaska; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Max Prochaska.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church or Topeka Officials Association, c/o Kurt Lohse, 2812 SW Burnett Rd., Topeka, KS 66614.

To leave a message for Neal's family, please click the Share Memories button above.

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