Paul J. Pratt, 78, of Burlington, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Paul was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 2, 1942 to Phillip and Margaret (nee Huber) Pratt. His early life was spent in Milwaukee, where he graduated from West Division High School. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 until 1964. On Aug. 6, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mary J. Nate. Following marriage, they resided in Milwaukee before moving to Burlington in 1993.

Paul worked as a printer for Hi-Liter Graphics and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed boating and taught his children, nieces and nephews how to waterski. He also enjoyed Judo and qualified for the 1964 Olympic Trials while in the Air Force.

Paul is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Steven (fiancé Heather Hintz) Pratt and David (Kristin) Pratt; grandchildren, Myles and Simon; and sisters, Carol Geiger and Esther Racer. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michelle Wagner, Dr. Syed Haider and the nurses and technicians at Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic for their care and compassion during this time. A special thank you also to the nurses at Ambulatory Service Infusion at Aurora Medical Center in Burlington and Aurora at Home Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Parish or Leukemia Research Foundation.

Mass of Christian Burial for Paul will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be held before mass on Thursday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home.

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