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October 18, 2021

10/19/2017 7:28:00 AM
Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz

Carol Irene (Wilson) Pratz, age 74, a resident of Sugar Camp for 43 years, formerly of Winnetka, Ill. for 24 years and Miami, Fla. for 8 years, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Evanston, Illinois, to parents Robert and Marjorie Wilson. She met and fell in love with Peter Edwin Pratz. They were married Aug. 27, 1975 in Crystal Lake, Michigan. Carol loved being a housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a bookkeeper and secretary for 26 years at St. Kunegunda Catholic Church and St. Theresa Catholic Church. She was also active in the Parish Council of Catholic Women, the Linen Committee, the Prayer Shawl Ministry and enjoyed teaching CCD classes. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 42 years: Peter Edwin Pratz; her daughter: Deandra Irene Pratz; and her son-in-law: Zeke Kennedy. She is survived by her sons: Edwin C. (Michelle) Pratz of Rhinelander, and Wade Pratz of Crystal Lake, Ill.; daughters: Cheryl (Kelly) Zeller of Wauconda, Ill., Michele (Dane) Rehner of Lake in the Hills, Ill., Kim (Jeff) Vickery of Huntley, Ill. and Dawn Kennedy of St. Louis, Mo.; sister: Annette McGuire of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home with the visitation starting at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to: Ministry Homecare, 111 E. Davenport #101, Rhinelander, WI 54501, are appreciated.

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Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.

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