Henry Prchal, 86

Henry Aloise Prchal, 86, of Norwood Young America, formerly of Montgomery, died on Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.

Henry was born on July 9, 1926, in rural Montgomery, a son of Joseph and Anna (Rehor) Prchal. He married Patricia Entinger on April 21, 1951, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill. Henry loved being around his family, and enjoyed watching the birds and going fishing. He was an avid card player, and would go for coffee every morning with his group of friends. Henry was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 70 years, and was a faithful member of the Church of the Ascension.

He is survived by his wife; Children Joyce (William) Hrdlichka, Le Center, Kenneth (Amy) Prchal, Apple Valley, Dennis (Kay) Prchal, Vadnais Heights, Barbara (Kevin) LaFrambois, Farmington, Mark (Janet) Prchal, Excelsior, Gloria (Jeffrey) Peterson, Dellwood, and Allan (Debra) Prchal, Norwood Young America; grandchildren Victoria and Andreas Bossler, Catherine and David Steffen, Cynthia Hrdlichka, Aaron and Althea Hrdlichka, Nathan and Holly Hrdlichka, Patrick and Miranda Hrdlichka, Christopher Hrdlichka, Eliam Hrdlichka, Samuel Hrdlichka, Kyle and Ashley Prchal, Ryan Prchal, Bradley Prchal, Andrew Prchal, Scott Prchal, Michelle and Aaron Machtemes, Katherine and Noah Porter, Derek and Kelly Prchal, Matthew Prchal, Anna Peterson, Mary Peterson, Jason Prchal and Kristin Prchal; great-grandchildren Hannah Bossler, Nicole Bossler, Oliver Steffen, Gavin Hrdlichka, Elijah Hrdlichka, Xander Hrdlichka, Sariah Hrdlichka, Aurora Hrdlichka, Gabriella Hrdlichka, Preston Hrdlichka, Layla Prchal, Hunter Machtemes, Micah Porter, Bethany Porter and Lucia Prchal; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald and Bernice Entinger, Belle Plaine, Larry and Marion Entinger, Belle Plaine, Peter Entinger, Arizona, Georgiean Havlicek, Inver Grove Heights, Roselma Soller, Eagan, Joanne and Jim Gensch, St. Paul; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Fred and Thomas Prchal, and Bozna; brothers-in-law Paul Entinger and Eugene Soller; nephew Martin Gensch; niece Elaine Ceplecha.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday March 9, at 12 noon at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, with Rev. Gregory Abbott officiating.

Interment was at the Church of the Ascension Cemetery. Casket bearers were Henry’s grandsons.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday one hour prior to the services, at the church.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.