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Ronald Pracht

March 7, 2017



Life Sketch for Ronald Dean Pracht

Ronald Dean Pracht, 75, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the

Robert D. Dole Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.


Ronald was born on September 5, 1941 in Marion, Kansas to Roland and Myrtle (Fox) Pracht.


Ron served his country from 1962 t0 1964 where he was a crew chief for the US Army in El Paso, Texas.

He married Ruth Shaffer on August 4, 1972. They were married for forty four years prior to his death.


Ron loved people and knew no stranger. He was very mischievous and loved fishing, hiking and camping. He loved taking his grandchildren to Braums and was a big fan of Elvis Presley’s music. He was an avid Kansas State University Wildcat fan and a long term member of the East Side United Methodist Church in Newton. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife: Ruth; children and spouses: Fran and Kliff Siemens, Daina and Bruce Harr, Lora and Ken Voth, Mona and Tim Tobin and Matt Pracht; sister: Bonnie and Larry Brickhouse; thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Roland and Myrtle Pracht; sister: Bonnie Brickhouse; stepfather: Abram Thut; and two grandchildren.


A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 10th at East Side United Methodist Church in Newton. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 10th at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. A public visitation is scheduled between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.


A memorial has been set up for the Eastside United Methodist Church, 1520 E. Broadway, Newton, Kansas 67114.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.




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3 thoughts on “Ronald Pracht

  1. Ruth and Fran
    Ronald’s obituary reads of a life well lived. 13 grandchildren ! What a blessing and what a legacy. May many good memories bring comfort. Sincere sympathy.

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