Thursday, March 5, 2015



ADDRESS: Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford; A former Athens area resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:38 PM Wednesday, March 4 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICE: 3:00 PM Saturday, March 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens

OFFICIATING: Rev. Jeffrey A. Lambrecht

INTERMENT: Athens Lutheran Cemetery, Athens

VISITATION: Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens from 1:30 PM until the time of services at 3 PM on Saturday, March 7

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 30, 1920 at Abbotsford, WI

EDUCATION: Abbotsford area elementary schools, graduate of Abbotsford High School, and attended beauty culture school in Eau Claire, WI

MARRIAGE: November 1, 1941 at Athens to Earl Emil Prochnow and he preceded her in death January 31, 2005

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she worked as a beautician in Colby for a period of time. Then they worked at Prochnow’s Ball Room in the Town of Hamburg and from 1948 until 1994 owned & operated it. In 1994 they moved to the Medford area to live near their son. She enjoyed Belgium horses, going to fairs & parades.

MEMBER OF: Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Son – Dale (Bonnie) Prochnow of Medford

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 3 – Dale Jr. (Bonnie) Prochnow, Dean Prochnow & Dawn Held

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 2 Brothers – Elmer & Art Leichtnam

DECEASED FATHER: Edward Leichtnam DECEASED MOTHER: Rose Tischendorf

PALLBEARERS: Dale Jr., Dean, James & Jonathon Prochnow, Billy Leichtnam, Rick Kuck

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens in her name
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