Terry Pratt

  • Born: February 7, 1956
  • Died: October 22, 2019
  • Location: Prophetsown, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

PROPHETSTOWN – Terry A. Pratt, 63 of Prophetstown died Tuesday October 22, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on February 7, 1956 in Sterling, the son of Lester L. and Anita L. (Santee) Pratt. He married Michele M. Heimann on September 10, 1977 in Sterling. Terry was a member of the EMS community for most of his life. He served as a paramedic with the Prophetstown Fire District for and Illini Hospital many years and had worked as paramedic and instructor through OSF St. Anthony Medical center in Rockford for 22 years. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry.
Surviving is his wife, Michele; his sons, Joseph (Tracy) Pratt of Prophetstown and David Pratt of Tampico; his father Lester L. Pratt; his sister Cindy Pratt of Prophetstown; his brother Tim (Tanya) Pratt of Colona; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his son, James Pratt and his brother Todd Pratt.

Visitation will be held on Friday October 25, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. Graveside services will follow on Monday at 10 AM at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, in Sterling.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Michelle and family. Losing a loved one is never easy, may God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Chris Knisley - Rock Falls, IL - Acquaintance   October 27, 2019

Terry was a wonderful baritone in a barbershop quartet in mid 1970's very passionate about singing and making beautiful harmony. Your attention to detail is what made our sound pitch perfect. Respectfully you will missed.

Posted by John Fogel - Freeport, IL - Friend   October 26, 2019

Michelle and family - You have been in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ♥♥♥

Posted by Kathy Pollard - Columbus, NE, NE - Acquaintance   October 26, 2019

We are sorry for your loss. Terry was a kind man, good neighbor, and dedicated EMT.

Posted by Steven & Jeanne Peska - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   October 25, 2019

My condolences to Terry's family and friends. This was a real surprise to me. Terry was my paramedic instructor back in 1999. He did a great job with our class. He will be missed.

Posted by Paul Chiodini - Rockford, IL - Student   October 25, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Please know you are in our prayers. Love to you Michelle. May God bless him and Jimmy as they are together now.

Posted by Rita and Steve Nolan - Greenacres, FL - Friend   October 24, 2019

So sorry for your loss . Terry and I go back to the old days on the ambulance department. He was very good at what he did. He will be missed by all.

Posted by David Scott - Prophetstown, IL   October 24, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed learning from Terry. The community has lost a great man.

Posted by Marcy Fountain - Kingston, GA - Acquaintance   October 23, 2019

He was a good man.

Posted by Rodney Lilly - Lyndon, IL   October 23, 2019

Michele and family, I am sending my sincere condolences at the loss of your dear Terry. Hugs and prayers!

Posted by Kandra Cook - Sterling, IL - Friend   October 23, 2019

We are part of his Illini family. We worked together many years. We are saddened to hear of his passing. Praying for peace and comfort for Michelle and family during this difficult time.

Posted by Sherry and aRichard Nowlin - Granbury, TX - Coworker   October 23, 2019

Heaven gained a wonderful man. You will be missed. I loved hearing all of his EMS stories in class. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

Posted by Jennie DePatis - Walnut, IL - Friend   October 23, 2019