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Allan Pratt

Allan Pratt, 85 of Webster died on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at Sanford-USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Inurnment will be at Webster Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Allan Arthur Pratt was born on Tuesday, October 18, 1927 to Arthur and Martha (Edgar) Pratt at Peabody Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. The family lived in Webster Township, Day County, South Dakota, northwest of Webster. At a young age the family moved to a farm in Kidder Township, Day County northwest of Webster. He attended Webster High School but didn’t graduate, later he completed his GED, which he excelled. After he left high school he farmed with his parents on the family farm. In March 1956 he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge he returned to the family farm. He was united in marriage to Denice Jederberg. After their marriage the couple farmed the Pratt family farm. The couple later divorced. In 2001 he sold the farm to his son, Roy, but continued to live and help in the farming operation until the present time. He later met Helen Arten. The couple enjoyed gardening, playing cards and spending time together. Allan was baptized as an adult at the United Methodist Church in Webster. He enjoyed reading, corresponding with family and political discourse. He also enjoyed traveling with family, he held a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying in his younger days. He liked nature, hunting, fishing, boating and waking outside. Allan passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 13 days. He is survived by a son, Roy Pratt of Webster, SD; a daughter, Rebecca Pratt of Columbia Heights, MN; two sisters, Frances Litz of Bristol, SD and Shirley Green of Duluth, MN; and a special friend, Helen Arten of Webster, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth Sather.

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