Joseph Pratt

Died: Mon., Apr. 24, 2017


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 28, 2017
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

Funeral Service

Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel


10:00 AM to 10:45 PM, Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Aberdeen LDS Chapel

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On April 24, 2017 Joseph Ray Pratt passed away unexpectedly in his home. Joe was born May 29, 1952 to Ray Jones Pratt and Mable Estelle (Walker) Pratt in American Falls, ID. He grew up in the Aberdeen area and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1970. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the Army with his friend David George. He proudly served his country.  His most memorable experience during this time was his time spent in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1972.

Upon returning home he started his career in farming. In the summer of 1975 he was sealed to his sweetheart, Jan Marie Larsen. They made their home in Aberdeen for the next 41+ years.  Joe was a faithful member of the LDS Church serving in various callings including 10 years as stake athletic director, executive secretary and most recently as the secretary of the High Priest Quorum. He enjoyed playing and refereeing basketball games. He took pride in working at the golf course with his brother in law, Danny Behrend.  After many years working at the Aberdeen School District with his brother Bryce Pratt, he retired to spend more time with his family. He spent a lot of his time in his workshop building special keepsakes for friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Jan and his four children: James Pratt of West Jordan, UT; Justin (Misty) Pratt of Jerome, ID; Jeana (Gregory) Barbieri of Riverton, UT; and Jeffrey (MaKenzie) Pratt of Aberdeen, ID and  seven precious grandchildren: Mason, Eden, Paxton, Olivia, Deegan, Trenton and Kendall. He is also survived by three siblings, Donna (Richard) Mayer, Kay Behrend, Bryce (Teri) Pratt.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brother in law Danny Behrend and grandson Cohen Pratt.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Aberdeen 2nd Ward building 149 W. central in Aberdeen with viewings at the church prior to the service at 10 am Saturday and Friday, April 28 from 6:30 -8 pm. Interment will follow at the Aberdeen Cemetery.  Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Linda Jones
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tom/ Saundra Dupaix
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Again we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It's not easy losing a parent, but so thankful for our understanding of the atonement. "Families are Forever". Embrace your loved ones, and be safe coming home.

Ericka Ziebarth
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of Joe. Keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time.

Dave & Kathy Burrup
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Our sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Diana Radford (Roberts-Orozco
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
May God fill your hearts and minds with good memories to aid in this time.

Reva Young Marsh
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Davidson Farrier
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
My deepest condolences to the Pratt family. I remember Joe as a friendly, faithful man. May the Lord bless and comfort you now and always.

Tamara Carnahan Cooper
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
Jan, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

LaVar and JoBeth Bradley
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017
Jan and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man and we know it's got to be hard to lose him so suddenly. We miss living in Aberdeen and are so grateful for the influence you and your family have had on us and our family. We send our prayers and love.

Bruce Hager
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
Jan and family: So sad to hear of this news. May you find peace and comfort through this most difficult time.

Doug and Teresa Sterr
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
We are so sad to hear of Joe's passing. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

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