Mary K. Prokott

October 26, 1954 - September 21, 2019

Obituary for Mary K. Prokott

Mary Prokott, age 64, died at her home in Brooklyn Park, MN on September 21, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 7025 Halifax Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN with visitation from 9:30-11 am at church. Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery New Hope, MN.

After a nearly 20-year battle, cancer took her life but never defined her life.Born October 26, 1954, the middle daughter to Mike and Clara Zupko of Flensburg, MN.

A brave and determined 18-year-old, Mary moved down to the city and began her career after high school graduation. She spent many years working in the advertising industry. The majority of her career was working in the cookbook division at Pillsbury/General Mills and after 24 years, she retired in 2011. Most recently she spent the last 5 years working as a special education para for a local school.

In 1976 at a bar in Elmdale Mary met the love of her life, Dave. They married on May 13, 1978 in Flensburg. In 1979 they built a home in Brooklyn Park where they raised their two daughters.

Mary loved to sew and cook and was one of the best bakers around. She loved spending time with family and enjoyed traveling, visiting 30 of the 50 states.

Mary is survived by her husband David, two daughters Brittany and Christina, and sisters, Rose Ann Kopp and Carol (Donald) Reis. And many bothers & sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mike & Clara Zupko and in-laws Thomas & Cordelia Prokott. Brother-in-laws Aloysius Prokott, Duane Prokott, and Larry Kopp.


Wednesday, September 25th
9:30 AM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, September 25th
11 AM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN

Lunch to be served immediately following Mass.

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Wednesday, September 25th 1:30 PM

Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery
8151 42nd Ave N.
New Hope , MN 55427

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