Rose Prokop, 94, of Independence, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Gundersen Tri-County Memorial Care Center in Whitehall. Rose was born June 10, 1926 in Montana Township, Buffalo County, to August and Mary (Marsolek) Palkowski. She married Roman Prokop September 3, 1946. He died January 18, 2004. Rose farmed with her husband in Burnside Township. She was a farm wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an active member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and visiting with family and friends. Rose is survived by two sons, Richard Prokop, and David (Peggy) Prokop; daughter, Pat (Jack) Luethi; four grandchildren, Jackie (friend, Doug Cooke) Luethi, James (fiancée Kaitlyn Vagt) Luethi, John (Jenny) Luethi and Jeff Prokop; three great-grandchildren, Joel Luethi, Micah and Lily Prokop; two sisters-in-law, Patricia and Loretta Palkowski; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 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 are posted on the funeral home website. 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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