Mae F. Procknow, age 91, of Neenah, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Valley VNA Senior Services peacefully surrounded by her family.
Mae was born December 30, 1920, in the Town of Menasha, daughter of Frank and Elsie (Kaphingst) Westphal. She married Raymond J. Procknow, April 15, 1941, who preceded her in death August 24, 2008. Mae was a life long resident of Neenah and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Mae was employed at Lakeview Mill, Park n’Market and Theda Clark Hospital. Mae also cleaned along side her husband at their former church Immanuel United Church where Ray was the custodian for over 35 years. She and Ray enjoyed dancing at numerous ballrooms in Wisconsin and playing Sheepshead with family and friends. Mae enjoyed fishing in the summer with her family on Pelican Lake “Up North” and cooking for her family. Mae was an outstanding cook and was always preparing dinners for her family. Ray and Mae took many tours, a Caribbean cruise and also enjoyed Christmas shows at the Fireside. Her biggest enjoyment was her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (James) Handler; son, Gary (Kathy) Procknow; three grandchildren: Steven (Amber) Handler; Laura (Sam) Oatman; and Kevin Procknow; great grandchildren: Jalen Scott and Tavis Samuel Oatman; granddaughter-in-law, Lauren Procknow-Koehler; sister, Vivian Braun; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and spouse, Mae was preceded in death by her infant son, Wayne; grandson Scott Procknow; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Carlton Althaus; brother-in-law, Harry Braun; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Merlin and Delia Procknow; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lorna and Frank Mankiewicz.
The funeral service for Mae will be Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Neenah’s Westgor Funeral Home, with Pastors Steven Handler and Paul Holte officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
Mae’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at the Valley VNA, Vallhaven Care Center and Villa Saint Clare for all their love and support of Mae.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.