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Visitation Friday for Iris Mae Pratt, 89

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Iris Mae Pratt, 89, of Valparaiso passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016.

She was born March 13, 1927 in Kankakee, IL, to Marvin and Gertrude (Tatro) Lawson.

She graduated from Crown Point High School in 1947, and served as a waitress for many years for Bill Wellman and various other restaurants then made her career in the Crane Department at Bethlehem Steel for 13 years. Iris was a member of Boone Grove Christian Church and participated in Project Care at Boone Grove High School.

Survivors include her close friend, Carl Graeber of Valparaiso, daughters: Diana (Kenneth) Pitts of Hebron, Valerie (George) Wroblewski of Valparaiso, Cheryl Pratt of Valparaiso, daughter-in-law, Brilla Pratt of Watseka, IL, sister, Norma Jean (Everett) Davison of Watseka, IL, grandchildren: Scott (Monica) Garvey, Jayme (Dennis) McLean, Shawn Wroblewski, Kelly Wroblewski, Mandy (Kenny) Gilbert and great-grandchildren: Jessica, Drew, Grantlee, Garrett, Joey, Christian, Noah and Jesse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Larry Pratt in 2013, brother, Roland Lawson & sister, Barbara Purgett.

A visitation will be held Friday from 2:30 5:30 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with funeral service beginning at 5:30 p.m., Pastor Jim Norris officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Boone Grove Christian Church.


Posted 6/14/2016





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