Lorraine Josephine Pratt, age 92, of 9579 Hwy U.S. 2, Rapid River, MI, passed away Tuesday August 23, 2011 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba where she has been a resident for the past five years.
Lorraine was born May 31, 1919 in Cooks, MI the daughter of William and Margaret (Terrian) Gray. She was raised in Steuben where she attended school. She later moved to Cooks to live with her grandparents where she attended high school.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Roscoe Pratt on June 21, 1937. After living in lower MI during the war they moved to Ford River, then Stonington and finally settling in Ensign in 1967. They owned and operated Pratt Logging from 1948 to 2003. Lorraine worked as the secretary/bookkeeper for the company. They loved to travel in their motor home, taking their time to travel across country. They logged almost a million miles on their different motor homes.
Lorraine enjoyed crocheting, knitting and adding music boxes to her music box collection. She always looked forward to a game of cards or Cribbage.
Son: Eugene (Naoma Corbin) Pratt of Rapid River
Daughter: Virginia Pratt of Gladstone
2 daughter-in-laws: Karen (Harris) Pratt of Cornell and Marilyn (Bennett) Pratt of Gladstone.
Sisters: Lola Davis of Grayling, June Anderson of Gladstone, Margaret Hayes of Grayling, and Erma Gundy of Midland, MI
Brother-in-law: Derwood (Bernice) Pratt of Green Bay, WI
Sister-in-law: Theresa (Webber) Gray of Manistique
14 grandchildren: Arthur Storch, Vicky Baird, Lori (Ed) LaFave, Michael (LeeAnn) Pratt, Sherri (Michael) Parrett, Debra (Robert) Maplesden, Amy (Ed) Anderson, Ray (Deborah) Pratt Jr, Ron (Penny) Pratt, Rick (Suzette) Pratt, Russell (Debra) Pratt, Patti (Todd) Palzewicz, Priscilla Kalmer and Lee Milhalic.
27 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special Cribbage buddy, great grandson, Josh Parrett.
In addition to her parents, Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe, 2 son