June 12, 1944 - September 27, 2019
Gerald Squiar Pratt of Tustin passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at his home. He was 75.
Gerry was born June 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to Donald Earl and Rosie Jane (Strine) Pratt and they preceded him in death.
Gerry graduated from Tustin High School and began working at Cadillac Rubber and Plastics (Avon Automotive). He retired after over 40 years of dedicated service there. Gerry was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting, working on his property with his John Deere tractor and took great pride in maintaining his yard. Years ago he planted a Red Maple tree. Bonnie and Gerry enjoyed many nice afternoons outside under this tree together. He was a dedicated husband and loved his family. Gerry enjoyed watching football, collecting antiques, and playing horse shoes. In his younger years, he enjoyed horseback riding.
On September 21, 1973 in Reed City he married Bonnie J. Lucas and she survives him along with children: Tammy (Joseph) Clater of Ludington, Roxanne (Brent) Brooks of Bay City, Bridget (Dean) Burke of Louisville, Kentucky, Kathy (James) Stansburry of Holly, Kerry Pratt of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Connie (Kevin) Wilkinson of Blanchard; grandchildren: Chelsea, Kirstin, Logan, Lauren, Taylor, Hunter, Dustin, Kailee, Nolan, Lillian; stepmother, Thelma Pratt of Cadillac; siblings: Carol (Don) Mannor of Interlochen, Donald M. Pratt of Cadillac, Debra Schweitzerhof of Lake City; step-siblings: Sherry Campbell of Cadillac, Shirley (George) Altman of Boon, Joyce (Steve) Cinco of Cadillac and Darrell Brink of Cadillac and many other extended family members.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Chuck Schweitzerhof and a sister-in-law, Linda (Pratt) VanNatter.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac with Pastor Joseph Taylor officiating. Friends may meet the family Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Clam Lake Township Cemetery in Cadillac following the funeral.
An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
Brandon and Shannon Adkins - Sep 28th, 2019 11:34 am
"Connie, So sorry to hear about your Dad. We are praying for Gods Peace to be with you and to comfort you through this. Our Love and Prayers are with you. Brandon and Shannon"
Julie Villano - Sep 28th, 2019 1:24 pm
"All my thoughts and prayers are to you and your family Roxanne. "
Larry and Kelly Jacobs - Sep 28th, 2019 1:30 pm
"Roxanne—we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. "
Jaki Scudder - Sep 28th, 2019 2:54 pm
"I am sure Gerry will be missed dearly. I had the pleasure of knowing Gerry through Avon Automotive. A super kind and funny man. R.I.P."
David Terri Leichty - Sep 28th, 2019 4:12 pm
"Prayers for the family. God be with you."
Larry & Char Nederveld - Sep 29th, 2019 2:24 pm
"Our sympathy to Bonnie and their children and grandchildren, Don, Carol & Debbie, other family & friends. You are in our prayers. Larry & Char Nederveld"
thomas w fisher - Sep 29th, 2019 2:33 pm
"I will miss you brother. thanks for letting me follow you thru the Hobart Swamp. I never could keep up."
Lori Lee - Sep 30th, 2019 5:01 pm
"Roxanne, -- Prayers to you and your family at this time. Let us know if you need anything. I would be happy to help in any way. "
Mark Hackbarth and Tricia Clancy - Oct 1st, 2019 11:13 am
"Our condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts."
Terri Stevenson - Oct 1st, 2019 4:26 pm
"Dear Roxanne, So sorry to read that you recently lost your Dad. He sounds like a good, salt of the earth kinda guy. And, he must have passed on his love of nature to you. He married a Bonnie, my Dad did too! I know you will think of him and feel his presence outdoors and I hope your faith helps you know your separation is temporary. You will see him again! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this sad time. ❤️ Hugs!"
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