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.
3325 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
May Ellen's precious soul rest in peace
This is, was and always will be my mom. I feel so separated from the world without her, she was my anchor. As a grandmother myself, it is so strange to miss my mom so much, I spent so much time with her that going forward will be so odd. I love you then, now and when I'll see you next.
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs to the family. I always enjoyed my time with Ellie. She was always smiling and and had a wonderful laugh. She enjoyed her children and all the grandchildren. And was very proud of them all. Love Sue and Ken
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