Dr. John Proos of St. Joseph has died. The father of state Senator John Proos died on Monday after several years of heart complications at the age of 70. He had spent the previous week volunteering at the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Harbor Shores as the co-director of medical services. Visitation will be at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home Thursday from 4 to 8 pm with a prayer service at 7:30. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday at 12:15 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Joseph. Dr. Proos was born in Arizona in 1944 and practiced medicine from 1973 until his death on Monday. He started Family Physicians of St. Joseph in 1986. Dr.Proos is survived by his wife, Mary Helen, son Senator John Proos and his wife Kristy, daughter Meg Smith and her husband Trent of Columbus, Ohio, and daughter Kate Proos of St. Joseph along with several grandchildren, three sisters, and his step-mother.
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