May 1932-March 2019
Robert passed away on Thursday, March 28 at his home. He was born on the family farm in Pierce County, North Dakota.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou (Ullmann) and two sons, Jayson Mitchel Pratt (Rachael) and Kelly Robinson Pratt (Julie). Also, three grandchildren; Sara Newton (Minnesota), Paul Mendoza (Roswell) and Ashley Irwin (Roswell), and nine great-grandchildren.
Also surviving Robert is one sister, Wilma Chapman (John) and seven nephews and nieces, with about 25 on his wife’s side of the family.
Robert was preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Stuart Pratt. Also, by one brother, Gordon Pratt and two sisters; Joann Johnson and Edna Pratt and one nephew, Dana.
He attended a one room Country School until he started High School in Harvey, North Dakota.
Robert worked on the family farm, construction on both Garrison and Oak Dams.
He then moved the family to Arizona and worked in an open-pit copper mine for 6 years.
They decided to move back to Minnesota to live on Turtle River Lake, and work for Beltrami County Highway Dept. After moving to Roswell in March of 1979, Robert worked for Chaves County Highway Dept. until he retired in 1995.
Robert loved flying and owned two small planes with a brother-in-law. He also loved working on the farm and rebuilding machinery. One of his hobbies was building and flying remote control model airplanes.
Robert was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses’, and was a member of the Spring River Congregation of Jehovah’s’ Witnesses in Roswell.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 2:00 pm, April 13, 2019 at Ballard Chapel.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.