Military veteran

Edward Eugene Spratt, 65, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at his home in Elk Creek.

He was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Eminence, son of Chester and Ruby Beck Spratt.

He saw action in Vietnam with the Army during the Vietnam War.

He lived in the St. Louis and Pacific areas for several years. He moved to the area 22 years ago because of his love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Pat of the home; a son, Shane Spratt of Van Buren; a daughter, Shawna Rolland of Leonard, N.D.; five grandchildren; 4 stepchildren; 10 step-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; five siblings, Wayne, Dennis, Helen, Pat and Dorothy; and numerous other relatives and friends.

No services are planned at this time. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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