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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Benjamin Pratt

Benjamin L. "Ben" Pratt

Monday, November 7th, 1921 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Benjamin L. Pratt, 98, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Mercy One in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the New Life Baptist Church in Kingsley. Pastor Ken Kraft will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church on Tuesday.

Benjamin Lowell "Ben" Pratt was born on November 7, 1921, on the family farm near Kingsley, Iowa, to James H. and Gola A. (Weathers) Pratt. He attended Arlington #1 country school and later graduated from Kingsley High School in 1939. From the time he was old enough, Ben worked on the family farm.

Ben’s sister, Grace Pratt, attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. This is where she met a young woman from Kansas in her English class with the same last name, Ruth Pratt. Grace later became Ruth’s roommate and introduced Ruth to her brother, Ben. Ben and “Suzy” were united in marriage on November 27, 1942 in Hiawatha, Kansas. The couple made their home on the Pratt family farm near Kingsley where they farmed together. They retired from farming in 1993.

Along with grain farming, Ben raised cattle, hogs, sheep and chickens. He also trucked and did custom bailing and combining. In the early 60’s when the farm was completely hailed out, Ben worked for a blacktop company driving a bulldozer and operating a crane to feed materials to the plant. He learned how to fly and became a private pilot, especially enjoying his first plane, a yellow Aeronca Chief. Of all things, he enjoyed being with his family the most.

Ben accepted Jesus as his Savior at a young age. He was a faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Moville, Iowa, where he taught Sunday School and served as Youth Fellowship leader.

Starting in early 1980's, winters were spent in Apache Junction, Arizona. Suzy sang for various programs at their RV park and Ben ran the sound system for her. He was the popcorn popper for evening events and pancake breakfast leader there. His competitive nature became evident when he discovered his talent for shuffleboard.

For fourteen years they hosted the annual “Gospel Sing on the Farm” in August. Ben and Suzy also entertained at gospel concerts throughout the Midwest. They enjoyed attending many family church camps and traveling to Arizona in their fifth-wheel trailer.

Ben will be lovingly remembered by his son, Lowell Pratt of Mesa, AZ; his daughter, Deanna Pratt of Kingsley, IA; grandson, Tony Pratt and granddaughter, Misti Visser and her children, Tyler, Corbin and wife Samantha, Kennedi and Eli of Mesa, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Suzy, his wife of 73 years; daughter-in-law, Mary Pratt; sisters, Hilma (Mrs. Ralph) Artz and Grace (Mrs. Richard) Babcock.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    New Life Baptist Church
    Address
    321 Quest Avenue
    KINGSLEY, IA
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    New Life Baptist Church
    Address
    321 Quest Avenue
    KINGSLEY, IA
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    Officiant
    Pastor Ken Kraft
  • Interment

    Location
    Kingsley Cemetery
    Address
    N. Co Hwy C66
    KINGSLEY, IA 51028
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Lori Swanson

Posted at 08:05am
Our sympathies, from Lori and Rick Swanson. It was a pleasure to meet Mr Pratt at the Kingsley care center when we went to visit Lori’s mother, Della Delperdang. He was very gentle and kind person. How sweet that he presented Della with a yellow rose on her 98th birthday last Feb. An amazing pair, from the Kingsley Class of 1939! May he Rest In Peace.
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Charlie Brown

Posted at 09:01am
Rest in peace Ben.
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Many fond memories of Uncle Benny. Thinking of his love for yellow. Forever in our hearts. Love and hugs!
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