Obituary for Michael L Preston
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Michael L. Preston, 56, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Health Care in La Crosse, WI.
He was born to Lee and Dorothy (Deininger) Preston in Savannah, IL on December 8, 1956.
Mike spent his first years on a farm with his Mom, Stepdad and many siblings enjoying and finding mischief in, all of the things that spur an interest in a young boy. He moved with his family to La Crosse, WI while a pre-teen, and attended Logan High School, graduating in 1974. In his young adult years, he was avid about fishing and hunting and could challenge anyone on a golf course. He came to La Crosse a Chicago Bears fan, but over the years was slowly converted to a Green Bay Packers fan, cheering them on at every game. To his friends, Mike was affectionately known as “Magnum”.
Mike is survived by his mother, Dorothy Frederick of La Crosse; 2 Brothers, Ken (Linda) Frederick of Onalaska, and Brad (Julie) Frederick of Madison; 2 Stepbrothers, Larry Frederick of Illinois and Russ Frederick of California; 2 Uncles, Paul (Shirley) Deininger and Jack Deininger, both of La Crosse; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Father; Stepfather, Merle Frederick; Grandparents, John and Beulah Deininger, Bud Preston, and Elda Kahley; and a Sister, Laurie Otto.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2117 La Crosse St., La Crosse. Friends and family may call at the Church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private family burial will be at a later date. Online condolences can be given to the family www.lacrossecremation.com.
The Sletten McKee Hanson Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family.