Donald P. Pratt, 92, of Kissee Mills went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, Friday, September 21, 2018 at his residence. A Memorial Service will
be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Open Door Community
Church in Cedar Creek with Pastor Isaac Pederson officiating. Interment with
full military honors will be at 2:00 P.M. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery,
Donald Parker Pratt was born Friday, June 4, 1926 in Fargo, ND to Guy
Wesley and Pearl Ellen (Sullivan) Pratt. He attended school in Park Rapids,
MN. When the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, he immediately left school
and enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served as Seaman First Class on the USS
Admiral Coontz transporting U.S. troops to the European and Pacific theaters
during WWII. While on leave, he went back to Park Rapids and married his
high school sweetheart, Marian Crook on April 29, 1945. He was honorably
discharged in 1946. He and Marian moved to Vancouver, WA where he
worked in a paper mill and the railroad for four years. They then moved to
Chenoa, Il where he continued working for the railroad. They moved to West
Chicago where he changed careers and became a carpenter. He did
commercial carpentry for thirty-two years retiring in 1987. He and Marian
moved from West Chicago to Kissee Mills in 1987.
Donald was a member of the Chicago Carpenters Union, American Legion and
the Open Door Community Church of Cedar Creek. He was a very spiritual
man that was quiet, kind, gentle and slow to anger. He enjoyed fishing,
carpentry and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marian of Kissee Mills; three sons, Mike Pratt and
wife, Annette of Weed, CA, Randy Pratt and wife, Laurel of Kissee Mills, Bari
Pratt also of Kissee Mills; a brother, Gerald Pratt and wife, Donna of
Anderson, CA; a sister Patricia Sheldon and husband, Donald of Minneapolis,
MN; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and four
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bonnie Pratt.
Memorials in memory of Donald Pratt may be made to the Open Door
Community Church, 4424 St. Hwy. M, Cedar Creek, MO 65627.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Donald P. Pratt
June 4, 1926 - September 21, 2018