Daniel Pratt


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Daniel M. "Danny" Pratt, 52, of Atkinson, passed away courageously Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, surrounded by his family at home.
Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at St. Anthony's Church, Atkinson. Burial will follow at Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. Visitation for Danny will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson, and the family requests that those attending the visitation please wear their "Team Danny" Shirts. Memorials may be directed to the Daniel Pratt Memorial Fund.
Danny was born April 14, 1960, in Moline, the son of Richard and Wilma Hayes Pratt. He was a 1979 graduate of Geneseo High School. He was united in marriage to Glynda Sims on May 9, 1987 in Geneseo.
Danny worked at Empire Equipment Company in Geneseo for several years as a mechanic and later at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson in the Plant Maintenance Division for the last 10 years. He loved spending time at the family lake, hunting and fishing. Danny was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan and enjoyed his time in the garage with family and friends enjoying beverages.
Survivors include his wife, Glynda; his mother, Wilma Pratt, Geneseo; a daughter, Hayley Pratt, Des Moines, Iowa, where she is attending Drake University; a son, R.J. (Danielle) Pratt, Atkinson; three sisters, Beth (Doug) Schwager, Long Grove, Gail (Steve) Evans, Millington, Tenn., and Val Edge, Maiden Rock, Wis.; three brothers, Mike (Mary) Pratt, Steve Pratt and Joe Pratt all of Geneseo; several nieces and nephews whom he adored; and "brother" and special friend, Greg (Dawn) Woolam, Atkinson.
Danny was preceded in death by his father, Richard; his grandparents; an infant brother; and two nephews, Jared Sims and Brett Martin.
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