Dana Pracht

dana pracht
HUGHES SPRINGSFuneral services for Dana Delbert Pracht, 94, of Hughes Springs, will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 13,2008 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs, with Revs. Dan McGuire and Roger Oney officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs, under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Pracht was born December 19, 1913 in Elmdale, Kansas and passed away on September 11, 2008 at a Linden hospital. He was a Methodist, a WWII Army veteran and he was retired from Greyhound Bus Lines after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ione Pracht; two daughters and one son-in-law Donna Jo and John T. Russell and Pat Keeney, all of Hughes Springs; one brother Harold R. Pracht of El Paso, TX; one sister Ruth L. Christi of El Paso, TX; eight grand children, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; and extended family Stephanie, Chad, Malley and Colton Crawley, Kelly Daniels, Tracey, Chris, Alecia and Lily Barnard. Honorary pallbearers are Dana Rusty Russell, Randy Russell, Jay Rocko Russell, David Russell, Alan Marsocci, Mark Marsocci, Derek Marsocci and John R. Russell.

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  1. Gramps, you were so many things to so many people, you where my grandpa, my friend, a mentor and most of all, my hero. I will miss you terribly. You set such a wonderful example for your family by how you lived, how you loved us, how you worked so hard and how you cared for others. Thank you for your unconditional love. I wrote this poem for you, to let everyone know how I feel about you.Why do we Cry?Some say it is weakness,others say it is fear.Why do we cry?Why do we shed our tears?We are haapy you are in Heaven,Now at home with Jesus.But we cry because we miss you,we want you here with us.When we gather around the tableto celebrate another year,Gramp's won't be with us,that's why we shed our tears.When Gram makes a famous mealor some of her special tea,Gramp's won't be there to enjoy it,that's why we shed our tears.When the Russell boys gather in the field,with some hay that's needin' hauled,Gramp's won't be there to help us, that's why we shed our tears.When it's time to go fishin'and catch them big ole cats,Gramp's won't be there to reel 'em in,that's why we shed our tears.When the garden planting is over, and the picking time is near, Gramp's won't be there to do it,that's why we shed our tears.When the toys need fixin'or the grandkids want to play,Gramp's won't be there with us,to help and save the day.There are so many memories,and you've always been there.So how do we face tomorrowwithout you there?So now you see, this is why we cry.It is not weakness or fear.It is our love for Gramp's,that makes us cry,that's why we shed our tears.Go rest high on that mountain Gramps, you deserve the rest. I love you, Randy

  2. Gramps, I know it's been months, but I just miss you. Christmas wasn't the same with out you! I can't wait to see you again. I am so thankful to have had a great grandfather for so many years.

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