Richard A. “Dick” Prokes, 72

Richard A. “Dick” Prokes, age 72, of Faribault, died peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Allina Health Faribault Medical Center.  Dick was born on November 16, 1950 in New Prague to James E. and Elsie (Stepka) Prokes.  He was a graduate of Waterville High School and worked all his life as a human services technician for the State of Minnesota.  It was at work that he met Mary Clare Steinbauer and the couple married on August 7, 1981 in Owatonna.  He spent 30 years at the Faribault Regional Center and finished his career working at a group home in Northfield. 

 Dick could often be seen walking his dogs in the neighborhood and he enjoyed a good cup of coffee with his friends.  In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and later, spectator sports, especially football with the Vikings and baseball with the Twins.

 Dick is survived by his wife, Mary Clare Prokes of Faribault; sons, Justin (Heather) Prokes of Northfield and Ryan Prokes of Faribault; grandchildren, Gracie, Eli, Camdyn, & Jazzlyn.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

 A private graveside service will be held at a later date.



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