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Ellen E. Prather

October 1, 1935 — August 11, 2021

Ellen (McAloon, Dischler) Prather of Madison peacefully passed away August 11, 2021 comforted by the love and support of family. Ellen was born on October 1, 1935 in the Yellowstone Cheese Factory and graduated from Darlington High School in 1953.

Ellen retired from Madison Newspapers after 28 years and opened a childcare center for her family and friends' children. She loved her family, reading, crocheting and playing cards. Ellen enjoyed her final years at The Gardens Retirement Community and Avalon Assisted Living Community.

Ellen is survived by her children Cherie (Dave) Pratt, Brian (Patt) Dischler, Dawn Dischler (Will) Marshall, Mike (Cindy) Dischler, Rebel Leigh Bishop, and Lorna Renee (Terry) Vance; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and her "heart" granddaughter Jaelan Wilson.

Preceding her to their heavenly reward were her parents, John and Gladys McAloon, brother Daniel McAloon, sister Nora Holmes, grandson Davey Pratt, ex-husbands Charles Dischler and Charles Prather, and beloved friends Henry Leuenberger and Elbert King.

Per Ellen's request cremation rites will be accorded and a private celebration of life will be held.

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