Darrel L. Pruitt, 71, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away on March 3, 2022. Darrel was born on February 1, 1951. He was the loving father of Jason (Laura) Pruitt, Dominic Pruitt and Nina Pruitt. Caring grandfather of Evan, Leah, Angelic and Anthony. Loving brother of Karen (John) Thurston, Renee (Tom) Leunig, Dale (Chris) Pruitt, Hanks (Katy) Pruitt, Janet (Dan) Nerad and Prudy Coffey. He was preceded in death by his parents Harold Brendelson and Janet Pruitt.
After finishing school, Darrel worked for many years in the tool and die industry in Milwaukee and in central Wisconsin.
Darrel showed a true talent for writing, especially poetry and often his written words could have been set to music for beautiful songs.
He was always known for his quick grin, infectious smile and his generous heart.
Darrell loved animals and especially dogs. He spent many enjoyable hours training his German Shepard and his Rottweiler.
He also liked fish. He was very knowledgeable about fish and caring for large aquariums. He had a large aquarium which contained a wide variety of tropical fish.
Darrel really preferred the simplicity and slower pace of small town and rural life to big city life. He lived in the Friendship Wisconsin area for several years and enjoyed the outdoor activities that he could easily access in central Wisconsin.
Most of all, Darrel loved his children. Though in later years, they were separated by distance, they were always in his heart.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, March 14, 2022, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 PM. Burial at Valhalla Cemetery to immediately follow the service.