Robert “Bob” Pronschinske, 77, of Arcadia, died Monday, January 4, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, due to COVID complications. Bob was born February 28, 1943 to Rudolph and Mary (Sendelbach) Pronschinske of Waumandee. He graduated from Arcadia High School and was united in marriage to Carolyn Lorenz on May 9, 1964 in Waumandee. Bob was a farmer and cattle buyer all his life. He always loved his cows. He enjoyed attending high school sporting events, horse pulling, watching the Packers, car racing and Sammy’s pizza. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Arcadia; four children, Chris Toy of Eau Claire, Dean (Mary) Pronschinske of Strum, Chas (friend Catrina Gonzales) Pronschinske of Appleton and Kevin (Melissa) Pronschinske of Independence; ten grandchildren, Lance (Amanda) Pronschinske, Alyssa (John) Denney, Josh (Katelyn) Smith. Jake (Katie) Smith, Nathan, Adam, Chance, Paige, Peyton and Zaden Pronschinske; four great-grandchildren, Jack Smith, Peter Pronschinske, Lincoln Denny and Khloe Smith; a brother, Rudy (Dorothy) Pronschinske of Waumandee; three sisters, Rita Bork of Waumandee, Anna Schmitt of Fountain City and Janice Weiss of Mondovi. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Doris Filla and Leora Skroch; five brothers-in-law, Edmund Filla, Cyriac Bork, Arlen Schmitt, Gene Weiss and Allen Skroch. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Mass may be viewed on SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School Facebook Live. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. COVID-19 guidelines for the Mass Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church.
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