Rita M. Pratt

Rita Mary (Agosta) Pratt

June 19, 1949 – April 10, 2022

Rita Mary (Agosta) Pratt was born June 19, 1949 in Omaha, NE to Veto and Nettie (Nocita) Agosta. She was 72 years old at the time of her death. Rita was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, April 10, 2022 after a short but rapid decline with acute onset dementia.

Rita attended Holy Name High School in Omaha. She married her high school sweetheart, Michael Pratt, Sr., on January 21, 1967. Mike and Rita had two sons, Michael, Jr. and (Jason) Tye. Rita was a homemaker, raising her sons and helping Mike Sr. with his business. She was still actively assisting with Mike’s business up until December of 2021 and taking care of their home.

Rita enjoyed making memories with her family and friends. She loved babysitting her great-grandchildren and attending all their activities, cooking and baking, spending summers at her sister’s pool with family, following politics, collecting antiques, working out at the gym several times a week, and visiting her son’s ranch. Rita had an infectious laugh and a passion for life.

Rita was surrounded by loved ones in her final days. She is survived by her son, Michael Pratt, Jr. and Stacy, of Seymour, MO; granddaughters Cortney Sorensen and her children Kacey, Kyler, and Kamryn of Murdock, NE and Kelsey Leffler and her children Zaire and Zariah of Omaha, NE; sister Kathy (Mike) McGee of Omaha, NE; brother Ray (Candyce) Agosta of Omaha ,NE; sister Lucy (Tim) Meschede of Valley, NE; and brother Vito (Mollie) Agosta of Omaha, NE; and granddaughters Madison and Jordyn Pratt-Laue of Bennington, NE. She is also survived by step grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Veto and Nettie; husband Michael (10/30/49-1/9/22); and son (Jason) Tye Pratt.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, April 23rd at 11am, West Center Chapel.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Paul and Sandie Yeaman Posted April 17, 2022 9:09 am

    We have been close friends since kindergarten at Holy Name. We have so many memories of grand times over the years. Dinners and “cheap wine,” spending time with your family, laughing hysterically over things we said, and thank goodness we agreed on politics because you were certainly opinionated. We were all lucky to have been a part of the Pratt life. You and Mike.. will be missed.

  • Jo Coleman Posted April 21, 2022 7:10 pm

    Loved spending time with Rita at our exercise classes. She was a hoot! Loved her zest for life and her ability to let you know just where she stood on many issues. Since I was a teacher, she let me know just how much she respected and supported her kids’ teachers through the years! She will be missed.

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