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Willis L. Spratt

October 8, 1935 August 3, 2018
Willis L. Spratt
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Obituary for Willis L. Spratt

Willis L. “Big Bill” Spratt, 74, of Waterloo, died Friday, August 3, at home.

He was born October 8, 1943, in Oskaloosa, son of Willis and Lorene McAdoo Spratt. He married Donna Magnussen on January 29, 1966. They later divorced. He married Katherine Hahn on June 12, 1982 in Waterloo.

Bill graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1961. He served in the U. S. Army Special Forces 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper from 1961 to 1964. He was involved in sales his entire career, with automobile dealerships in Iowa and Nebraska. He sold insurance and annuities through Spratt & Associates from 1989 through 2004 and owned Big Bill’s Evansdale Tap from 1998 through 2007. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include: his wife: two sons, Lance (Fernanda) Spratt of Seattle, Washington and Chris (Sydney) Spratt of Dysart; two daughters, Katie Spratt of Waterloo and Amy (Justin) Reuter of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, Gavyn, Sam, Jaxon, Ryen and Rachel; a sister, Linda Channing of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; his uncle, Samuel Spratt of Oskaloosa; his father and mother-in-law, George and Joan Hahn of Vinton; and a special friend, Gene Scheetz of Evansdale.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by Evansdale Amvets Post 31, Waterloo Amvets Post 19 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and at the church for an hour before services on Wednesday.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Bill’s family gives special thanks to Cathy and Gayle from Home Instead for their tender care.

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4:00 PM 8/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/7/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 8/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

650 Stephan Ave.
Waterloo, ia 50701

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
650 Stephan Ave. Waterloo 50701 ia
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

3912 W. 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50701

3912 W. 4th Street Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

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