Dennis Deane Pratt
Dennis Deane Pratt, 60, of Knoxville, died on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at Accura Care Center, of Knoxville.
There will be two visitation services for Pratt. The first service will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Winfield Funeral Home, in Knoxville. Pratt’s family will be greeting friends from 3 to 5 p.m., on Thursday. A second visitation will open at 3 p.m., on Friday, at the Pedrick Funeral Home, in Keosauqua, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Pedrick Funeral Home, in Keosauqua. Burial will be in Dibble Cemetery, at Stockport, with his parents.
Memorials to Special Olympics, Pella Christian Opportunity Center or Tenco may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 3N868 Baert Road, St. Charles, Ill. 60175.
Pratt was born on Jan. 5, 1956, in Keosauqua, the son of Darrell and Janet White Pratt. He married Beverly Forbes on Aug. 7, 1976, in Le Grand. They later divorced. He attended Harmony Schools for elementary school, and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1975. From there, he enrolled at Indian Hills Community College, in Ottumwa, where he earned a welding certification.
He was employed by Vermeer, in Pella, where he worked as a welder for 11 years. He was employed by the Christian Opportunity Center (C.O.C.) in Pella, and worked at Hardee’s and Happy Joe’s through the C.O.C. program.
He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, fishing at the Red Rock dam, hunting, reading magazines, building model ships, working on jigsaw puzzles, swimming, playing Battleship and chess, participating with the Special Olympics, and working at his job at the C.O.C., in Pella.
Pratt is survived by his daughter, Kelly Pratt, of Le Grand; and five sisters, Dena Pratt, of Dexter; Diana (Mark) Howe, of Mukilteo, Wash.; Darcy Pratt, of Woodinville, Wash.; Dee (Jeff) Auxier, of Aurora, Ill.; and Deborah (Scott) Van Dorin, of St. Charles, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell and Janet White Pratt; and his grandparents, Rollo and Helen McComb White, and Worthy and Ethel Vera Harper Pratt.