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Obituary for LaVerne Edwin Prohaska

LaVerne Edwin Prohaska, 95, Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the Lavarna Senior Living, Savannah, MO.
Memorial graveside and burial will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison, KS. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who has been entrusted with care. Words of comfort for the family may be left at
LaVerne was born February 28, 1928, in Atchison, KS, the son of Martin and Mary (Vanderweide) Prohaska. He was a farmer and loved to play music and sing, he played the saxophone. LaVerne was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge.
LaVerne marrid Edith Ulrich, they later divorced. He married Ina “Joan” “Jo” Pittman on February 23, 1971, she survives of the home. Survivors include a son, Steve and Nancy Prohaska, Shawnee, KS, two daughters; Julie and Corky Prohaska Coleman Barker, Nancy Prohaska and Steve, Colorado Springs, CO, a brother, Don and Alberta Prohaska, son-in-law, Gilbert Chavez and five grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents, daughters; Dr. Sharon Prohaska Grossman, Cindy Prohaska Hamilton, Cheryl Walker.