March 3, 1925-Aug. 29, 2018
Frances Pratt, age 93 of Papillion, formerly of Meadow Grove, died Aug. 29, 2018, at Welcov Assisted Living in Papillion.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Rev. Dan Andrews will be celebrant, with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk, with a 7 p.m. vigil service.
Frances, the daughter of Stanislaus (Charles) and Anna (Kula) Prososki, was born on March 3, 1925, on a farm outside of Osceola in the community of Pilsno. She was the youngest of 11 children. She graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in Columbus. She babysat and cleaned houses during her school years and worked at the Columbus Planing Mill after high school as the first woman bookkeeper until promoted to assistant manager. She was a member of the Working Girls Sorority and during the war, was a Volunteer Red Cross Nurse’s Aide.
On May 7, 1946, Frances married Don Pratt in Concordia, Kansas. Don and Frances made their home in Columbus until 1956, when they moved to Meadow Grove where they farmed until retirement in 1988. Retirement years together were divided between summer months spent at their cabin on Big Stone Lake in South Dakota, and winter months at their residence in Sun City, Arizona. Frances moved to Welcov Assisted Living in Papillion in 2016.
Frances enjoyed playing cards, cooking up great meals, and dancing to big band music. She would always put on great parties for friends and family.
She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Larsen and her husband Don of Papillion; three sons, Bill and his wife Darlene, of Clermont, Florida; Bob and his wife Paula of Norfolk, and Jim and his wife Jenny of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don.