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Jeffrey Douglas Pratt

September 24, 1966 — April 5, 2024

Jeffrey Douglas Pratt

Jeffrey Douglas Pratt was born in Hays, KS to Steve and Claudia (Parker) Pratt on September 24, 1966. He was the second of three children. Jeff attended Hays Public Schools through the 10th grade, and then attended Thomas More Prep, graduating in 1985. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1990 with a degree in accounting. While at the University, he met the love of his life, Patricia Janssen (hometown – Salina). They were married on April 6, 1991, and moved to Bellevue, Washington that summer. Jeff immediately found work in the world of accounting and landed a role at Microsoft where he worked for 26 years. In 2019, Jeff joined Core Scientific based in Austin, TX, which had him traveling all around the world. 

In the summer of 2016 Jeff learned that his uncle, Don H. Pratt had decided to sell the real estate and self-storage business in Hays that he had owned for many years.  Jeff and his family purchased the business from Don on 1-2-2017. They expanded it by purchasing the Havco location on W. 28th Street in 2018, and just a few weeks ago opened a third self-storage facility on Canterbury Rd. Even though Jeff had lived in the Seattle area for 25 years, he still had Hays in his heart and was very happy to purchase an entity that had been originated by his grandfather, Don E. Pratt, and Pete Felten in 1958, keeping it in the family.  

Jeff and Tricia were blessed with two children, Henry in 1998 and Stella in 2000. During his life, Jeff had many passions including Henry & Stella’s youth sports, Mariners baseball, skiing, collecting baseball cards, and golf. Most of all, Jeff loved spending time with his family. Devotion to his family was Jeff’s highest priority in life. 

He is survived by his wife, Tricia, his son, Henry, and daughter, Stella. Both Henry and Stella are graduates of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle, with degrees in accounting, following in their father's footsteps. He is also survived by his parents, (Hays, KS), and his brother, Joe Pratt (Renton, WA), and his sister, Larisa Eichacker (Santa Monica, CA), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A funeral Mass is scheduled for April 27, 2024 at 12PM noon at the Comeau Catholic Campus Center, 506 West 6th St., Hays, KS. An inurnment ceremony at the Hays Columbarium, for the family only, will follow the Mass.

 A luncheon in memory of Jeff will be held at The Venue at Thirsty’s Restaurant from 2-4PM. Friends and family are all invited. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be addressed to the Comeau Catholic Campus Center. 

Memories and words of comfort may be shared on Jeff’s tribute page at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com

Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Homes-Brock’s Chapel 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. 

 

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Comeau Catholic Campus Center

506 W 6th St, Hays, KS 67601

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Luncheon

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Thirsty's Brew Pub & Grill

2704 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601

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