|3/18/2014 10:47:00 AM|
Michael A. Preston
Mike "Bear" Preston, 62, of South Haven died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 17. Burial was also held on Monday at the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery near Little Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Kathi; daughter Kelly Marie Preston Felt of South Haven; son, Robert "Bobby" Preston of Spring Lake Park; grandsons, Dillon and Preston Felt; brothers, Rory of South Haven, Alex (Debbie) of Bull Pitt, Ill., Brian (Betty) of Leachville, Ark. and Jon Preston of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Sandy (Brad) Sharlow of Springfield, Ill.; mother-in-law, Elvera Knutson; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dorothy and father-in-law, Clarence Knutson.
Michael Allen Preston was born July 6, 1951, in Greenview, Ill. to Robert and Dorothy (Seaman) Preston. He graduated from Greenview High School with the Class of 1969. Bear served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Panama.
On June 14, 1975, Michael was united in marriage to Kathleen Marie Knutson, at Advent Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a postal clerk from 1979-1997. He was a member of the Kimball American Legion Post 261 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed fishing, talking politics and socializing.
Pallbearers: Rory, Alex, Brian, Jon and Robert Preston and Ray Owens. Honorary pallbearers: Dillon John, Preston Allen Felt, Chard Nordling and Paul Story.
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