Evelyn M. (Wilson) Pratz

Born: Sun., Sep. 19, 1926
Died: Sat., Feb. 27, 2021


Private Service


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 03, 2021
Location: Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church


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Evelyn “Cookie” May Pratz, 94, of Sugar Grove, Pa, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 19, 1926 at home in Pittsfield; a daughter to the late John and Rosie (Pillsbury) Wilson. Cookie was a 1945 Warren Area High School graduate. She was a homemaker, raising and caring for her 10 children and also worked at the New Process and Town and Country for a few years. Her and her husband owned and operated Tony’s Pratz’s Pizza for many years. Cookie was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. She was an avid bingo player and loved traveling, especially to Ricky VanShelton and Danny O’Donnell concerts. She had held many family traditions, including her wonderful New Year’s Eve parties and her super Easter egg hunts. She enjoyed being with her family and will be missed.

She is survived by her children, Gloria Chase and her husband, Randy, of Warren, Jerry Pratz of Sugar Grove, Ralph Pratz of Jamestown, NY, Tom Pratz and his wife, Anne, of Leesburg, VA, Brenda Huling and her husband, Lars, of Irvine, Debi Pratz of Florida and Mary Johnson and her husband, Dan, of Goldston, NC; a brother, Richard Wilson and his wife, Pat, of Lander; a son-in-law, Larry Sandman of Wyoming; a daughter-in-law, Patty Tyler of Texas; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild as well as many nieces, nephews and great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Cookie was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Anthony Francis Pratz, who died in 2001; a daughter, Judy Sandman; two sons, Dan Pratz and Anthony Pratz, Jr.; 3 brothers, Albert, Robert and James Wilson and 3 sisters, Luella Check, Grace Dewitt and Florence Abplanalp.

Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Recreation Center, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove, Pa 16350, from 10am-noon, at which time a private funeral service will be held there with the Rev. P.J. Cathcart, pastor, officiating. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Burial will follow in Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove VFD, 11 Wilson Road, Sugar Grove, Pa 16350 or to the charity of choice.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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Kevin Martin
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
Thoughts and prayers with the entire family. Your Mom was a wonderful person and her laugh was contagious. Always had a smile on her face.

Sincerely,

Kevin

Rich and Anne VanHouten
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Our condolences to your family.

Heather Johnson
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Sending my condolences to family and friends.

Ken & Linda Bastow
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Gloria and family,
So sorry to read of your Mother's passing. What a long active life she had surrounded by her large loving family.
Ken and Linda Bastow
McCormick, SC

Dale Pratz
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
There are no words to communicate the sorrow the loss of such a great Matriarch brings to a family...You are all in my prayers.
I will always remember Aunt Cookie fondly for her great smile and warm and welcoming personality! She was truly a light of love and acceptance!
I have no doubt that the re-union at the Pearly Gates was wondrous and that she was met by all those whom she had touched that had gone before her! Love begets Love, and she gave that freely to those around her.
My sadness is eclipsed by the fact that I am so happy that she now walks with Jesus and her beloved, Tony!

Cheryl Pratz
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
I can't express how much Aunt Cookie meant to my siblings and I, she and Uncle Tony were always welcoming and loving. Sleepovers in Sugargrove when we were kids, the New Years Eve phone calls in the middle of the night, the family reunions that we were lucky enough to get to, were all just extensions of their love for family and inclusion for all. I am truly sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman, but I rejoice in the knowledge that she is now in the warm embrace of the Lord and is reunited with all her loved ones. I'm sure Uncle Tony was waiting with open arms.

Robert Paul Pratz
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Mere words cannot convey the depth of my sorrow at the passing of Aunt Cookie. Her presence, along with Uncle Tony and all of the Sugar Grove cousins, was a constant in the years of my young life. Days spent with a roiling, rambunctious, ever-moving horde of children in that unique part of northwest Pennsylvania remain among my most cherished memories. And, always steady and calm at the heart of it all was Cookie; her presence a ready comfort for the inevitable bumps and scrapes and scuffles.

I know that sympathy is pale consolation to a family grieving its matriarch. But, please be certain that my prayers and the prayers of my family go with you all, each day. The cord that binds our larger family runs through a certain white house in Sugar Grove. A home that was open to all; a place I met unquestioning welcome in even after decades of absence. I will mourn your loss. I will mourn our loss. I will mourn the passing of an age...

Joyce Summers
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Cookie. I pray that God will grant you all the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. My most sincere condolences to all her family.

Robert Paul Pratz
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Mere words cannot convey the depth of my sorrow at the passing of Aunt Cookie. Her presence, along with Uncle Tony and all of the Sugar Grove cousins, was a constant in the years of my young life. Days spent with a roiling, rambunctious, ever-moving horde of children in that unique part of northwest Pennsylvania remain among my most cherished memories. And always steady and calm at the heart of it all was Cookie; her presence a ready comfort for the inevitable bumps and scrapes and scuffles.

I know that sympathy is pale consolation to a family grieving its matriarch. But, please be certain that my prayers and the prayers of my family go with you all, each day. The cord that binds our larger family runs through a certain white house in Sugar Grove. A home that was open to all; a place I met unquestioning welcome in even after decades of absence. I will mourn your loss. I will mourn our loss. I will mourn the passing of an age...

Gael Clark
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with Cookie's family and friends at this time. May she rest in peace.
Gael

Dale and Lori Chase
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful caring person. We always enjoyed visiting with her at the picnics at camp.

Karen & Gary Swanson
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Dear Pratz family, we are so sorry to hear about Cookie's passing. We have many memories of our families growing up next to each other for all those years. Your mom was a sweet and kind person who always had a smile on her face. We always enjoyed talking to her when we saw her. Our hearts go out to you all and you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead. Our deepest sympathy go out to you all.May it bring you comfort in knowing you will see her again one day when you get to heaven.

Beverly Carlstrom
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
To my dear friend for many years! We sure had alot of good times.that I cherish with all my heart! You, me, Audrey and Snip going bowling and bingo. Oh and searching for that spaceship! Rest in peace my dear friend..love you with all my heart!

Beverly Carlstrom
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
To my dear friend for many years! We sure had alot of good times.that I cherish with all my heart! You, me, Audrey and Snip going bowling and bingo. Oh and searching for that spaceship! Rest in peace my dear friend..love you with all my heart!

Donna Miller
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

Trudy & Eddie Stuart
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Savor the memories you have through your family and the stories you have to relive.
God Bless

Trudy & Eddie Stuart

Rick n Missy Woodcock
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Brenda, Lars, n family,
Please except our sincere condolences ....You’re in our thoughts and prayers 🙏

Brenda Lusk Haight
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
Deb and family I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing ! She was a nice lady just know your in my thoughts and prayers !

Kurt Martin
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
Sorry for your loss, Cookie was like my second mom. She will be missed.
She made the best cookies ever!!

Richard Weilacher
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to the family on your loss. Cookie was a special person and will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Rick

Marcy Peterson
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Cookie. Always enjoyed those years of bowling with her. She was a super lady. May God Bless to the Pratz family & friends.

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