August 19, 2023
Gregory William Pritchard, 72, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle went home to be with the Lord on August 19. 2023 after a long illness.
Greg was born January 29, 1951 to the late Howell and Emily Pritchard in Ixonia, WI.
He graduated from high school in Watertown, WI in 1969, graduated from Iowa State University in 1973 where he met his wife Linda. They married in Tipton, IA on November 19, 1972. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2022. They settled in Stanwood, IA where he bought a petroleum business, (Petrogas Inc), and a local gas station, Petromart, Inc. They raised three children there; Jenny, Heather, and Nathan. In 2011 they moved to Ankeny, IA to be closer to grandchildren. Greg cherished his family, was a diehard Packers fan, and loved God’s word and taught it faithfully. Above all, he loved putting a smile on people’s faces and making them laugh.
Greg was a man of great integrity.
Greg is survived by his wife Linda and three children: Jenny (John Andrus), Heather (Cameron Gaither), and Nathan (Lindsay); 11 grandchildren: Elijah Andrus, Trinity Andrus, John Mark (Lillie) Andrus, Nyah Andrus, William Andrus, Lorien Gaither, Elena Gaither, Isabella Gaither, Macieo Pritchard, Aiden Pritchard, and Kyla Pritchard. He is also survived by brothers Lowell and David Pritchard and sisters Dorothy Ripley and Lauriann Sayers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Margaret Glasgwyn and brother Owen Pritchard.
Funeral services will be on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., at First Family Church, 317 SE Magazine Road, Ankeny, Iowa. Family will greet guests from 1:00 -3:00 p.m., prior to services at the church. Burial will take place at Stanwood Cemetery in Stanwood, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Sheepgate (a division of Teen Challenge of the Midlands), 4667 NE 7th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50313 or ProMedica Hospice, 1701 48th Street #220, West Des Moines, Iowa or Ankeny Gospel Church, 803 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rhonda, Laura, Tracy, Emily, Sydney, and Alicia of ProMedica Hospice for their generous loving kindness to lead the family through this difficult time. They were God’s gift to us. We would also like to thank the staff at The Bridges in Ankeny for their loving care. Greg was a member of Ankeny Gospel Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.