William Lloyd Pratt

Written by Theresa Rose on August 26, 2016

William Lloyd Pratt, 97, of Bonaparte died at 4:05 A.M. Thursday August 25, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born August 8, 1919 in rural Stockport to John and Anna Glascock Pratt and married Garnett P. Hainline April 12, 1941 in Memphis, MO.

Lloyd as he was known to family and friends had worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in West Burlington where he narrowly escaped death in an explosion.  He had been a postal clerk and owned and operated Pratt’s Tavern in Bonaparte for nearly 50 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Persia (now Iran) and was a proud member of Sargeant-Osweiler Post No. 563, American Legion, Bonaparte, had been a member of the former Bonaparte Lions Club and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna Hall (Ron) of Iowa City, three sons, William Pratt (Marie) of Pueblo, CO and John Pratt and Harold “Gene” Pratt (Bethany) of Bonaparte, nine grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Floyd, Harold, Francis and John, Jr. Pratt.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday August 29, 2016 in Bonaparte Baptist Church with Pastors Mark Caston and Larry Wallingford officiating.  Visitation will open at 2P.M. Sunday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with family present 3-5 P.M.  Burial with military honors by Sargeant-Osweiler Post will be in Bonaparte Cemetery. The procession will be led by Iowa Patriot Guard.  Memorials to Bonaparte Library, Bonaparte E.M.T.’s or Bonaparte Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 75, Bonaparte, IA 52620