February 21, 2023 at 3:51 p.m.

James “Jim” E. Prodinsky

James “Jim” E. Prodinsky
James “Jim” E. Prodinsky


James “Jim” E. Prodinsky, 75, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 1, 2023, at CentraCare Hospital in Melrose.

Visitation was Feb. 16, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose followed by graveside prayers at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

Jim was born May 4, 1947, in Seattle, Washington, to James Prodinsky and Dorothy (Berscheid).  When he was a child, his family moved back to Dorothy’s hometown of Grey Eagle  where Jim attended school. After high school, Jim started at Jennie O Turkey Store where he continued to work for many years. On Feb. 20, 1971, he was united in marriage to Carol M. Walz at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Together, they raised a family of five boys in Sauk Centre and Melrose.

Jim was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

Survivors include his sons, Brian Prodinsky of Sauk Centre, Joe (Amy) Prodinsky of Sartell, Jason (Emily) Prodinsky of St. Cloud, Mike Prodinsky of Melrose, and Kevin Prodinsky of Rochester; sisters Jane (Dale) Ilgen and Carol Bhagroo; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Prodinsky and Dorothy Jacobs; wife Carol Prodinsky; and brother Martin “Marty” Prodinsky.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.



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