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Francis Lee Prokop

Francis Lee Prokop

Francis L. Prokop, age 66 of Hastings, MN passed away in his home on April 7, 2018 after a two-year battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Fran was born on April 28, 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Francis and Alice (Linkemeyer) Prokop. On June 8, 1991 he married Margaret Schmitz in Verndale, Minnesota and they enjoyed nearly 27 years of marriage. Fran was a supervisor at Aggregate Industries and retired in 2013. After retiring, he worked at Afton Apple Orchard on a more permanent basis, which he loved. Fran was also there to give a helping hand to family and friends. He enjoyed coaching, watching, and playing hockey. Fran appreciated the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Fran treasured spending time with his children and grandchildren, and teaching them everything he knew about fishing, hunting and hockey.

Fran was preceded in death by his father, Francis Prokop Sr. He is survived by his mother, Alice Anderson, his three children Sharyl (Jim) Hnath, Cody Prokop and Haeli Prokop; three grandchildren Sydney Taylor Trombley, Samantha Jaymes Hnath and Sunnie Monae Hnath; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Fran will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A private celebration of life is being planned by his family.