Cecil Pratt


Cecil “Gene” Eugene Pratt, 73, of Ottumwa passed away on Friday May 13, 2022 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Ottumwa.  In accordance with his wishes his body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.  Scattering of Gene’s ashes will take place at a later date. Memorials in Gene’s honor may be directed to Hospice of Wapello County or The American Cancer Society and may be mailed to the family at 606 W Walnut, Eldon, IA 52554.  Friends may leave condolences online at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com

Gene was born November 5, 1948 in Fairfield, IA to Bert Cecil and Charlotte Louise (Davis) Pratt. He graduated from Cardinal High School in 1968 and immediately joined the Navy. He married Caroline Weeks and they later divorced.

In addition to his parents and grandparents he was preceded in death by a niece, Melissa Lei Haines.

Gene is survived by son, Aaron (Laura) Pratt of Mound View, MN, two daughters, Farah of Ottumwa and Satinka (James) McCraw of Mountlake Terrace, WA, two grandchildren, Olivia and Eleanor, two sisters, Betty Haines (Mike) of Eldon, MO, Diane Box (Tom) of Eldon, IA, a brother, Phil Pratt of Bloomfield and many extended family and friends.

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