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Bill Prate

September 21, 1961 — September 29, 2022

Bill was born September 21, 1961, to Jerry and Kit Prate in Phoenix, Arizona and eventually moved to Wisconsin where he spent most of his childhood; growing up with his three siblings, Bob, Jeanne, and Chip. After turning 17 and following the example of his Uncle Leonard Wiesbrock, he joined the US Army. He met his life partner and wife, Bobbie Hinson in 1981 while stationed in North Carolina, and they were blessed with two children, William and Josephine. Bill was a dedicated worker who honorably served his country for 20 years in the US Army, spent over 10 years supporting our troops in Afghanistan as a government contractor overseas and eventually returned stateside to work as a Project Manager; and to watch his granddaughters grow up. While he held many titles, ranks and designations, his favorite was "Papa", at which he excelled. Bill was predeceased by his father, Jerry Prate, Sr, his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Kathie Prate and his daughter, Josephine Prate. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Prate, his son and daughter-in-law, William and Shannon Prate, his two granddaughters, Kayla and Jessica, his mother, Kit Prate, and his brother and sister, Jerry (Chip) Prate and Jeanne Dagley. Celebration of life will be held at Choice Cremation, 7398 University Ave, Fridley MN 55432 on Friday October 7, 2022, from 4:00- 6:30 PM
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