Ricky Joseph Prososki, 59
A celebration of the life of Ricky Joseph Prososki, 59, of Tekamah, Nebraska, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the American Legion in Portsmouth, Iowa. Mr. Prososki died Monday, Aug. 5, at Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
He was born July 9, 1960, in Omaha, one of four children born to Kenneth and Marlene Prososki. He graduated from Underwood High School in Underwood, Iowa, and worked in the heating and air conditioning industry for most of his adult life. He was an accomplished musician and singer, and began playing professionally across Nebraska and Iowa with his two brothers and uncle when he was 11. In the 1980s, he and his brothers were members of Cimarron Express, a popular country music band in the Omaha area. He loved playing and performing, and every summer he hosted a reunion for fellow musicians and singers.
On May 14, 1999, in Omaha, he married Tami Haney. The couple enjoyed traveling and camping across America, often on their motorcycle. They particularly liked spending time together in the mountains and the national parks in the West.
He was known as the family historian and loved telling stories of childhood summers spent on his grandparents’ farm. He liked antique tractors and enjoyed family tractor rides on the country roads near his father’s home. He was a fun, adventurous man who loved his family, music and traveling, and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Tami; his father, Ken Prososki and wife Nancy of McClelland, Iowa; two sons, Nicholas Prososki and wife Serena of Gretna, Nebraska, and Ben Prososki and wife Brittany of Papillion, Nebraska; one daughter, Jeannie Rosenbaum and husband Sonny of Omaha; two brothers, Tim Prososki and wife Norene of Protem, and Ron Prososki and wife Jill of Portsmouth, Iowa; one step-brother, Dallas Whitney of Sundance, Wyoming; two step-sisters, Kelly Whitney of Burlington, Vermont, and Kris Haynes of Bellevue, Nebraska; and grandchildren Jayden, Cody, Mia, and Blake and twins Colson and Addison.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Abby Renee, who died at birth; an infant sister, Debbie; and his mother, Marlene Reynolds Prososki.
Arrangements by Pelan Funeral Services, Tekamah.