Gordon “Gordy” Prochaska, age 71, of Montgomery/ Florence, AZ., passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at his home in AZ. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27 from 3pm to 8pm at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 11am at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with visitation from 9am-11am at the church with Father George Grafsky officiating. Interment will be held in St. Scholastica Cemetery in Heidelberg at a later date.
Gordy was born on May 29, 1951 in New Prague to Raymond and Dorothy (Laban) Prochaska. He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School, where he first started his love of music. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1969 and Normandale Community College where he graduated with AS Degree in Law Enforcement. During his lifetime Gordy worked as milkman, school bus driver, worked at Montgomery Wards, Minnetonka Labs/Soft Soap, Fremont Industries, Red Owl and Coca-Cola Company driving semi. He served 33 years of law enforcement for the Montgomery Police Department, Meeker County as Deputy Sheriff, St Joseph MN and with Ramsey County/State Fair Police. In the early 80’s Gordy started his own orchestra “The Little Fishermen” that specialized in old time and big band music. His band played in many states and even in parts of Europe. Gordy also enjoyed his hobbies of collecting tractors, playing soft ball and basketball, scrapping, and attending Pioneer Power, working on his hobby farm and hanging out with his family and friends.
Gordy is survived by his significant other, Ginny McEvoy; his children, Sandy Prochaska of Belle Plaine, Mary (Jeremy) Dewald of Le Center, Bob Prochaska of Savage, and John Prochaska of Montgomery; Ginny’s daughters, Veronica (Dan) Higgins, of Florence, AZ, and Casey McEvoy of Florence, AZ.; siblings, Mike (Cathy) Prochaska of New Prague, Rod Prochaska of New Prague, Marlene Prochaska of Mendota Heights, Darlene (Steve) Walsh of Shakopee and Raenell (Harvey) Dorn of Eden Prairie; 9 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews other family and friends.
Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Dorothy Prochaska and granddaughter, Ashleigh Blair.
Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line Condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.