Mike Prokash
October 26, 1948 - April 10, 2016
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 4/16, 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Saturday 4/16, 4:00 pm

Frank 'Mike' Prokash, of Menasha, passed away Sunday, April 10 at University Hospital with his loving family at his side. Mike was born October 26, 1948 in Appleton, Wisconsin, the son of Orville and Leola Prokash. The family moved to Menasha where Mike graduated from St. Mary High School in 1968. After attending DeVry Institute…

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Eileen Soukup left a message on April 21, 2016:
So sorry for your loss of Mike. Sending prayers to you Peggy and your family. Huge hug's
Wally Rogers left a message on April 20, 2016:
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. It was sure fun playing on the pool league team he sponsored, and then lamenting our losses and occasional wins around a pitcher of suds!
Norman Timo left a message on April 18, 2016:
R.I.P. My good friend, I for one will miss you.
Nancy Parker left a message on April 18, 2016:
I just learned the news about Mike's passing and was so saddened. Peggy, hold your family close in the coming days. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
Greg schuh left a message on April 16, 2016:
I am so sorry, Mike was always cheerful and I always felt of him as friend and mentor..he will be greatly missed!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Charlie cross left a message on April 16, 2016:
We will miss you !
Don Perisho (Abby's Htg) left a message on April 16, 2016:
great guy and great to work with. Wish i had gotten in to play pool lately.
Jim Brodhagen left a message on April 15, 2016:
Man, I am so sorry...Met Mike long ago when I arranged radio advertising for "Frankys". Found my bride 30 years ago at his bar and we stopped in on the anniversary and Mike was there and we shared stories. He was real excited to see if the new office tower would bring some more people to downtown again. He was always making something and he showed me his shop in the basement. I again want to thank Mike and Peg for giving my family packer pre-season tickets for free when he knew we couldn't afford them! Menasha and the world has lost a true visionary person and a matter of fact regular nice guy. Our sincere sympathy to Peg and family. Jim and Kelly Brodhagen & sons
Jessica Werner left a message on April 15, 2016:
My heart truly goes out to the Prokash family. You all have truly been thru a lot. Mike was a great person to know... his smile like no other. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. God bless.
Cindy and Dan Mueller left a message on April 15, 2016:
Peggy, Dan and I are so very sorry to hear about Mike. We are devastated. We will always cherish our times with the two of you, going to Packer games and out for fish. Dan will miss Mike's friendship and laughs, lunchs at the bar and tinkering with the sound system. We are here for you, whatever you need.
PETE KUTCHRITER left a message on April 15, 2016:
I he opened am so sorry for your lose. I first met Mike in 1976 after he opened Ye olde saloon . He was afriend every since. I will miss him. To Peggy and family my heart goes out to you.
Karen left a message on April 15, 2016:
My condolences to the entire family. My memories go all the way back to the '50's when I was in high school and my girlfriend and I would go to the restaurant for lunch of bowl of chili, hamburger, and glass of chocolate milk. Then rush to get back to school for afternoon classes. I didn't know him too well, but he sure was a nice guy. Always polite and fun. My prayers to the family.
Pete and Jill Kutchenriter left a message on April 15, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed as he was a big supporter of our ABATE Region 2 B Winnebago County.
Pete and Jill Kutchenriter left a message on April 15, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed as he was a big supporter of our ABATE Region 2 B Winnebago County.
Pete and Jill Kutchenriter left a message on April 15, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed as he was a big supporter of our ABATE Region 2 B Winnebago County.
Michael James Tynan left a message on April 15, 2016:
So very sorry for your lost. Wish I lived closer. My God watch over you and yours ..
Cindy and Thomas Woods left a message on April 15, 2016:
So sad to see a great man pass on. To his family my sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you, he will be greatly missed. I will never forget the first night I walked into Franky's and was greeted by this man with a friendly hello and hug. I met my husband there back in 2007. Franky's was the place to be no matter what the name was just because of Mike's personality to his patrons. RIP Mike you will be missed.
Theresa Schroeder left a message on April 15, 2016:
Prayers to the family. Another angel called home. Mike was an awesome guy. Franky's was the place to go. I shot darts for him, and use to love dancing and just hanging down there. May he RIP.
Linda left a message on April 15, 2016:
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Mike was such a warm and beautiful man. He will be deeply missed by many.
Teresa Wiegand left a message on April 15, 2016:
I loved to go dancing at Frank's on weekends then the upstairs 80ds nights was so much fun I would walk in and say hi to mike and he would smile and say hi Teresa with a hug he will be missed he find out I cleaned houses and asked me to clean for his parents years ago he cared so much for them so for your lose peace and Angles be with you all
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mark Zielinski left a message on April 15, 2016:
When ever I returned to Menasha after moving to Ohio he always greeted me and above all remembered me as one of his classmates at St. Mary's. May he rest in peace. Prayers to your family Mike.
Juliann left a message on April 15, 2016:
This is very sad... Mike was an awesome man & there really are not enough words to sum up how great he is and was... So sorry to his family and Tim I hope your doing alright.
Rick Marion left a message on April 15, 2016:
Mike was a good friend back in 1970-71 before I left for the Navy; part of the crowd at The Mark on College Ave. I'd only seen him a couple of times since returning in 1994, visiting him in Menasha at his establishments. He spoke proudly of his accomplishments in the hospitality industry, a dream I remember him fostering back in the day. Rest in Peace man, you've earned it and have always been, and will continue to be, thought of fondly.
Lenny and Julie Gerrits left a message on April 15, 2016:
Peggy and Family We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was always the friendliest, nicest person. We fondly remember all the baseball teams he sponsored and Lenny remembers the Pioneer Camping trips with him, and who could ever forget The Wizard of OZ kindergarten play when, thanks to Mike we had a real smoke screen!! "Those we love don't go away...they walk beside us everyday; unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear"
Kathy DeWilde left a message on April 15, 2016:
So sorry for your loss! Mike was a great guy! He always made everyone feel welcome. I remember helping him remodel when it was Ye old saloon. What a fun place to be. Heaven is going to be such a fun place with Mike there!! God bless and keep his family!!
Kathy Skog left a message on April 14, 2016:
Mike was my landlord when I owned Art Affair downtown Menasha. He was a great guy and was always very helpful. I loved being able to run next door for an order of waffle fries. Artist friends of mine used to get together Saturday nights for dancing at the Attic. Of course Mike was always there with a smile on his face. We will truly miss his presence. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
The Mike Foth Family left a message on April 14, 2016:
With great sorrow, we bid adieu to a great guy! You will truly be missed.
Stephanie Theimer (Frank and Deb Dominczak's daughter) left a message on April 14, 2016:
Very sorry for your loss! Mike was always good to my sister and I when we would stop in.
Dan & Chona Pamenter left a message on April 14, 2016:
Mike will be remembered by us as a great man, a wealth of knowledge and a great friend to many. We will miss our friend and our sincerest condolences to his family.
Jane from FNB-FV left a message on April 14, 2016:
I offer my condolences to you all. Menasha will never be the same! Mike always shared his thoughts, good or bad. He will be missed. I enjoyed seeing him @ FNB-FV during the many years I've worked there. We always enjoyed some laughs and lively discussion. I miss seeing him already!
Michael A. Reinke left a message on April 14, 2016:
Sorry for your loss. I have many memories of the great times at the Ye Old Saloon ! Mike was a great guy!
Deb and Frank Dominczak left a message on April 14, 2016:
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Frank and I have such great memories of the older saloon days. Our hearts ache for Peggy and the family.
Kristy Arnold left a message on April 14, 2016:
I am sooo sorry to hear this. He was an amazing man. I will greatly miss him. He was there for me when my father died, he gave me a job and always treated me with respect. I just saw him in February. We were the only people in the bar and had a couple of drinks with him and talked about old times. Glad I had the opportunity to talk to him again after all those years. My sympathies to his family.
Chris Westgor left a message on April 14, 2016:
Sorry for your loss Prokash family. Mike was one hell of a man and good harted person in general.
Michael Johnson left a message on April 14, 2016:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with your family at this time.
Mary & Peanut Johnson left a message on April 14, 2016:
We were sorry to hear this, Mike was a great friend who helped us survive our younger years. We played on baseball teams for him & enjoyed many wonderful afternoons & nites w/him. Prayers to Peg & the boys.
Barbara left a message on April 14, 2016:
To the Prokash family you have my deepest condolences on Mike passing he was a great person to know and he will be miss by alot of his family and friends.
Cory Cihlar left a message on April 14, 2016:
My sincerest sympathies to the Prokash family. Having previously lived in Menasha, I come back to the area often to visit. Eveytime, I stop and see Mike. We had some great talks. He always greeted me as if we had know each other forever. A good man, a great loss. I will never forget him.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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