Todd R. ĎSunnyí Pruett

Todd R. "Sunny" Pruett, 49, of West Bend, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at V.A. Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., after a courageous battle with MDS. With no fear, his journey and life work continue on in heaven with his mother and other loved ones by his side.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1960, in Appleton, to Richard and Bernadine (nee Brockman) Pruett and moved to West Bend at an early age with his family. Todd graduated from West Bend East High School in the class of 1979. He then attended Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina on a baseball scholarship and then the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he played baseball and football. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, he rejoined the family business, Pruettís Floor Covering in Saukville. He later worked as a sales executive for Guaranteed Screen Printing in West Bend, and was presently working as a senior sales consultant/project manager for JT Roofing of Saukville.

On Sept. 3, 1989, Todd was united in marriage to Patrice Lynn Andrews at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in West Bend. They purchased his parentsí home in West Bend where they spent the years raising their family. Todd found joy in maintaining an immaculate yard and caring for his Irish setter.

Todd was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, American Legion Lt. Ray Dickop Post No. 36 and the Loyal Order of the Moose Wytheville, VA Post.

His passion in life was for athletics, especially, baseball. He lettered in four different sports while in high school, where he also earned a state record in baseball for pitching three "no hitters" in a single season. Toddís passion continued by coaching youth baseball, football and wrestling while always lending a helping hand to anyone in need, especially the youth of our community.

Todd is survived by his wife, Patrice; four sons, Tanner, Trevor and Turner Pruett and Brandon Spaeth; father, Richard Pruett of West Bend; two sisters, Jodi (Frank) Micale of Neenah and Maurie (David) Osgood of West Bend; two brothers, Tim (Donna Techel) Pruett of Slinger and Jay Pruett of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close loving friends.

Todd was preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine "Bernie" Pruett; mother-in-law, Doris Andrews; other uncles and aunts.

Funeral services in remembrance of Todd will be held on Monday, July 12, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 1044 Silverbrook Drive, West Bend. The Rev. Pamela Marolla will officiate. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment in Washington County Memorial Park will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with family and friends meeting at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church by 10:30 a.m.

Memorials to the family or Our Saviorís Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thanks to our church family, the doctors and nurses of the VA Puget Sound Medical Center, and to his very dear friend and caregiver, Don Benvenuto and family. We would also invite those who wish to share their stories or leave a memory of Todd to do so at