Theodore Francis “Chaplain Ted” Prasatek, 81, of Spotsylvania County died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital.
Mr. Prasatek was a native of Filbert, W.Va. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a field engineer with the Patriot Missile Program and retired from the Department of the Army after 40 years. Mr. Prasatek had served as Chaplain of VFW Post 3103 for 10 years and was a licensed minister. He was the founder of Veterans for Jesus Ministry, where he ministered to veterans at VA hospitals, nursing homes and the national war memorials in Washington, D.C. Mr. Prasatek was a member of Living Word Fellowship Church and Toastmasters International.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Anna M. Prasatek of Spotsylvania; son, Andrew Prasatek and his wife, Suzette of Woodbridge; daughters, Annette Shipp of Orange County, Sophia Inabinet and her husband, Wayne of Manassas, and Franceen Shepherd of Spotsylvania; two sisters, Genevive Schiller of Baltimore, Md., Helen Pisano of Woodbridge; grandchildren, Angela and Diane Shipp, Daniel, Matthew, Michael, and Anne Marie Shepherd; Derek, Greg and Aaron Inabinet; and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at 10am Tuesday, Jan. 10 the funeral home chapel with Pastors Richard and Christine Dunk officiating. Entombment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum with military honors
Mr. Prasatek’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made in his name to Pointman International Ministries, P.O. Box 185, Paw Paw, West Virginia, 25434.