Fred Pratt, March 25, 1949-February 22, 2022, 72, of Winamac, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at his home with his family at his side.
He was born March 25, 1949 in Vicco, Kentucky, the son of Hiram Pratt and Annie (Bailey) Pratt.
First and foremost Fred was a military man. He served with the Army as well as the Navy. In the Army he won the National Service Medal of Defense, Aircraft Crewman Badge, MKM (M-14) award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. In the Navy he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0403, Life Member of the VFW 45 years Post 1130 in La Porte. Fred also spent many years as a foreman on the Conrail Railroad system before retiring. In addition, Fred loved to cook, being in nature, and a special love for animals, enjoyed time in his garden. He loved to fish and play KENO. But most importantly Fred loved his family.
He is survived by his wife Dina, Daughter, Elizabeth Gautier of LaPorte, IN; son, Bruce (Becky) Garwood of Michigan City, IN; five grandchildren, Christopher Garwood, Tiffani Martin, Heather Ligda, Sarah Garwood, Jay Gautier; six great-grandchildren, Claire Garwood, Benjamin Garwood, Kaytlyn Reed, Avery Hendrixson, Addison Hendrixson, Zoey Garwood, Wyatt Schoff; great-great-grandchild, Maverick Hunter; and many nieces and nephews of Kentucky and Indiana.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Glenora Werner; Brothers, Luther, Evertt, Frank Pratt; sisters, Thelma and Minnie Ann, great-grandson Zane Garwood.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Monday, February 28 from 3 PM until 5 PM. A life celebration will be held at 5 PM at the funeral Home, with Bob Vale officiating. Cremation to take place.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes and a local Animal Shelter of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.