Frances Pritchard, 82, of Garber, IA, died Monday, January 24, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 5, 1939 the only daughter of Melvin and Carrie (Barr) Stray, she attended grade school in Elgin. For the first few years Frances worked at the local canning factory in Elgin and then at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville until uniting in marriage with Richard Pritchard on May 29, 1964 in Decorah. To this union they were blessed with five children. Together they farmed over the years in Strawberry Point, Littleport, and Garber area.
Frances will be remembered as someone who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, canning, keeping her lawn just so, and all the animals on the farm of course. Frances always had a freshly baked goods and a cup of coffee ready when company arrived and a plate to pass if they arrived at mealtime. She could cook, bake and can like no other and neighbors around would tell you the same. Frances also cherished all the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They held a special place in her heart, near and dear.
Left to cherish her memory are her dear pet Kasey and children: Kevin (Lori) Pritchard of Dundee, IA, daughter-in-law Jennifer Pritchard, Craig (Tammy) Pritchard of Garber, IA, and Lynette (Jason) Pritchard of Guttenberg, IA; fourteen grandchildren, three step grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and one brother John Green of Maynard, IA.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard; two sons Duane and Larry Pritchard, two grandsons Logan Pritchard, and Anthony Hutchinson; one brother Karl Green, Jr. and two sister in-laws Joyce Green and Ester Green.
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