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Wayne Proechel Obituary

Wayne Charles Proechel
Wayne Charles Proechel

August 6, 1939 - December 19, 2017
Born in Minnesota
Resided in Salinas, California
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Wayne Proechel, 78, went peacefully into the presence of his Lord Tuesday morning, December 19, 2017. Born and raised in Minnesota, he entered the Army in 1958 where he served on the White House and Camp David staff of President Eisenhower. After completing his military service, Wayne obtained his teaching credential and Master’s Degree from San Jose State University, and began a 35 year teaching career in the Industrial Arts Department at Washington Middle School in Salinas. While teaching at Washington Middle School he met and married Nancy (Prego) Proechel. They were married 21 years before her death in 2000.
After retiring from teaching in 2001, Wayne was active with his church, continued his passion for golf, and took up the hobby of target shooting.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Henrietta Proechel, his wife Nancy Proechel, his brothers Loren, Wesley, Donald, Robert and Darrell Proechel.
He is survived by his brother Dean, sisters-in-law, Ann (Andy Gonzalez) Prego, Linda Thorpe, Helen Proechel, and Melva Proechel, step children Andy (Marcia) Souza, Sandra Harguindeguy, and John (Jancy) Souza, grandchildren, Robyn (Bryan) Torres, Krystie Harguindeguy, Kevin (Lyndi) Souza, Sal Harguindeguy, Trent Souza, and Brooke (Jordan) Cooper. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private internment ceremony will be held by his family members.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 1:00pm at Salinas Valley Community Church, 368 San Juan Grade Rd., Salinas CA, 93906.




Memorial Service
Salinas Valley Community Church
368 San Juan Grade RD
Salinas, CA US 93907
Saturday, January 20, 2018
1:00 PM