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John Adam Preston

May 27, 1939 August 20, 2019
John Adam Preston
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Obituary for John Adam Preston

John Adam Preston
80, of Greenwood Twp. died Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Regency on the Lake, Fort Gratiot.
He was born Saturday, May 27, 1939, in Greenwood Twp. the son of the late William and Myrtle (Mapes) Preston.
His marriage to Helen Shannon was Saturday, April 7, 1962, in Yale.
John was a 1957 graduate of Yale High School and studied agricultural management at Michigan State University for a year before working at the Yale Elevator.
He served his country with the United States Army stationed in Germany from 1963 to 1964. He was employed by Pontiac Motors for 30 years until his retirement in 1994 and farmed in the Yale area for over 50 years. He was a big St. Clair County 4-H supporter, member of F.F.A. and St. Clair County Farm Machinery Tractor Club. He loved Auction sales, collecting antique wrenches and toy tractors and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife Helen of 57 years are two children and their spouses, John and Kathy Preston of Greenwood Twp. and Valerie and Mike Fusee of Ruby; six grandchildren, Bryce Fusee, Melissa Preston, John Preston, Alexander Fusee, Nicholas Preston and Adam Fusee; brother, James Preston, sister Hannah (Ray) Lepien and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family honors the memory of John and invites you to visit and share memories Friday, August 23, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday with 10:00 a.m. visiting. Rev. Julie Krauss, pastor of Avoca Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery, Greenwood Twp.
His six grandchildren will be pallbearers and James Preston and Frank Hughes will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials are suggested to Avoca Methodist Church or St. Clair County 4-H Council.
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Visitation

Friday

23

Aug

2:00 PM 8/23/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/23/2019 8:00:00 PM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale

10 South Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale
10 South Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

24

Aug

10:00 AM 8/24/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale

10 South Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale
10 South Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Aug

11:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale

10 South Main Street
Yale, MI 48097

Kaatz Funeral Directors - Yale
10 South Main Street Yale 48097 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Springhill Cemetery Final Resting Place

6000 Fargo Road
Avoca, MI 48006

6000 Fargo Road Avoca 48006 MI
United States
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