He married Mary Alice Kesselring-Allen May 4, 1957, in Long Beach, Calif. He married Edna M. Jordan-Bowers Sept. 13, 1986, in Oskaloosa.
He was a lifelong mechanic, owning his own shop, working for Enron in California and Laird-Nollar Ford, Topeka, as well having a military career in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, William Prokop; sister, Bonnie Jaramillo; and infant great-grandson, Alex Peters.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a brother, Ronald Prokop, of Utah; sister, Patricia Sillva, San Diego, Calif.; children, Penny Prokop and Ronnie Prokop, Topeka; Sandy Barber, Wakefield; stepchildren, Marilyn Connolly and Carolyn Peters, Onaga, Kathy Montgomery, Jefferson County, Ken Bowers, Holton, and Angel Rupp, Valley Falls; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He has been cremated and a private family service will be at a later date.
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