BOB PRATHER Oct. 23, 1944 - April 4, 2022

This year at Christmas we remember a beloved husband, stepfather, grandfather and friend.

Bob was born in Charleston, Illinois. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego, California. He made Fountain Hills, Arizona, his lifelong home along with a summer home in Springfield, Illinois.

He was a commercial real estate investor by trade. He and his wife, Jane Ann, enjoyed hiking mountain trails, taking their Jeep to Sedona, Arizona, and camping and skiing in Telluride, Colorado.

Bob had an infectious smile, and was a devoted friend to all who knew him. He was a lover of all animals, especially his three huskies and his buddy, Skittles the cat.

By far the greatest love of his life was his family and grandchildren, and their visits to Fountain Hills. He was an inspiration to all and is greatly missed. Merry Christmas in heaven, “Papa” Bob.

Love, Jane Ann, Michelle, Justin, Jennifer, Charlie, Hannah, Gaige, Madelyn, Paige, Paiton and Paison

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