Romona "Mona" Mary Praught, age 86, of Brainerd MN, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at Woodland Good Samaritan Care Center on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Brainerd MN. Luncheon immediately following.
Romona was born in Rockville, MN on October 26, 1935 to Casper and Gertrude (Schweitzers) Eickhoff. She would later marry Adrian on April 4, 1959. They lived for a short time in Monticello and welcomed 3 children. Life then brought them to Onamia, MN where the last of the 6 children would be born. During their years in Onamia they would open Adrians Cafe, then spent years running the family farm which would later become Sodbusters Supper Shed.
Romona will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother that loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Adrian; sons Ray(Kathy) of Richmond, VA, Russ of Anoka, Rob(Tasha) of Champlin, Roger(Angie) of Onamia, Randy(Tammy) of Brainerd, and daughter Rita Pickert(late husband Michael)of Pottstown, PA. Grandchildren, Michael(Mary Margaret), Bryce, Zachary, Mary, Brandon, Jacob, Katie, Rachel, Megan and Great Granddaughter, Mary Virginia.
Per Romona's wishes, her body was bequeathed to the U of M Anatomy bequest program.
Celebration of Life/Interment will be held at a later date in Wahkon, MN.
Published by Mille Lacs Messenger from Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, 2021.
I will always remember Aunt Mona as such a sweet person. Even though I was quite young I remember their wedding. We all thought she was so beautiful and so nice to us kids following her around all throughout the reception!
Throughout the years every visit I had with Mona and Adrian was always special.
She certainly will be missed by all who for fortunate enough to know her.
Theresa ( Praught) Rushforth