|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1910|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2008|
Otis Milton Pieratt, son of Columbus "Lum" and Emma (Perry) Pieratt, was born January 6, 1910 in Hindsboro, Illinois. He moved with his parents to Laurens, Iowa in early childhood. He received his education in country schools in Palo Alto County and then Laurens High School.
In 1936 Otis was united in marriage to Helen Ruth Drown at the Drown residence near Curlew, Iowa. To this union two children were born. Otis and Helen farmed in Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties for many years retiring from the farm in Booth Township in 1977. In 1985 they moved to Emmetsburg.
After Helen's death Otis was married to Vyonne Clark Backstrom in 2000 and they made their home in Spencer.
Otis was a past member of the Prairie View Church near Curlew, the Christian Church in Laurens and the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. He was currently a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Otis was always very involved in his church and an active member. He was also a member of the Palo Alto County Farm Bureau and the Canter Club. Otis enjoyed horses. He broke horses to ride and to drive and in later years did his farming with a team.
Otis was a friend to a wide variety of people and he knew no strangers, only friends he hadn't met yet. He always had time to share a cup of coffee and tell a couple of stories.
Otis moved to Missouri to be close to his daughter in 2006. He passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2008 in Mountain Grove at the age of 98. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Helen and Vyonne; two brothers, Ray and Junior Pieratt; and a sister, Mildred Alborn.
He is survived by his children, William Pieratt of Prineville, Oregon and Carolyn Schrock of Mountain Grove, MO; his step children, Marilyn Moor of Spencer, IA, Carol Hurley of Curlew, IA, Jerry Backstrom of Spirit Lake, IA and Shirley Eriksen of Webb, IA; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Mavis Wunder of Laurens, IA; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Services will be in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Saturday, April 5, 2008, 10:30 A.M.
CASKET BEARERS will be Jon Schrock, Jedd Schrock, Bob Alborn, Ben Reeves, Wayne Grossnickle, & Patrick Degen.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Christopher Columbus Pieratt (1881 - 1939)
Emma Susan Perry Pieratt (1889 - 1977)
Helen Ruth Drown Pieratt (1913 - 1999)*
Marjorie Vyonne Clark Backstrom (1916 - 2006)*
Rush Lake Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Created by: Ron
Record added: Apr 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25929072
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Added: Apr. 12, 2008