PLATTSBURG, Mo. - James "Jim" Proskocil, 72, of Plattsburg, Missouri, passed away Sept. 12, 2021, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jim was born July 29, 1949, to James and Evelyn (Kamarad) Proskocil in Sergent, Nebraska.
On Nov. 29, 1969, Jim was united in marriage to Pat John of Ord, Nebraska. To this union they had three children, Timothy, Randy, and Trisha.
Jim attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri.
After obtaining his Master's Degree, Jim worked for the Plant Pathology Department of the University of Missouri. He ran the Plant Diagnostic lab.
In 1976, Jim was hired by the University of Missouri Extension to work the 4-H and Youth Programs in NW Missouri, headquartered in Plattsburg. Jim served on many committees, but he was most excited about serving on the National Forestry Committee, National ATV Safety Committee sponsored by Honda, and National Natural Resource Curriculum Development Committee presenting programs to Russia and Brazil.
In 1995 Jim started ProLawn and Pest Control LLC and continued to help operate until his passing.
Jim's passion was motorcycles and classic cars. He also loved concerts.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Evelyn, and his sister, Erma Jean.
Jim is survived by wife Pat; sons, Timothy of Plattsburg, Randy (Julie) of Hallsville, Missouri, and Trisha of the home; eight grandchildren, Brandon Stimelsky, Rachel Noland, Tyler Noland, Petrina McWilliams, Elijah Proskocil, Preston Proskocil, Hayden Proskocil, and Kinsley Proskocil; three great- grandchildren, Jasper, Daxton, and Sophia; his brother, Don of Ord, Nebraska; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
We will be having a Celebration of Life gathering at the Tinnen Town Hall Event Center at 100 E. Maple in Plattsburg on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. This will be an informal event for those who would like to attend. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.