Monday, March 15, 2010

Roland Joseph Preeshl

Roland Joseph Preeshl, 90, passed away at Bickford in Oswego, IL, on March 15, 2010.

Roland was born in Glenwood City, WI, on July 18, 1919, to the late Joseph F. and Viola (nee: Cornellissen) Preeshl. He lived in Racine for over 50 years. He was united in marriage to the former Jeanne D. Purdy in LaCrosse on September 14, 1940. They were married for 62 years before she passed away on March 20, 2003. He served in the United States Army (1303 Army Corp of Engineers, Gen. Patton’s Mighty Midgets). He was co-owner with Bernie Odders of Odders and Co, retiring in 1964.

He was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church, 4th degree Knights of Columbus, enjoyed needlepoint, and woodworking, building beautiful furniture. He made Racine his home while here working on the construction of the Johnson Wax tower designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Penny (Tom) Bredemeier of Oswego, IL; three grandsons, Ben (Jenny) Bredemeier, Ryan (Tiffany) Desmond, Nick Desmond; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Desmond and Emily Bredemeier; one brother, Jim (Lois) Preeshl of Onalaska, WI; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Carroll of LaCrosse, WI. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Jean Wilken,in January 2000; and three brothers, David, Robert and Richard Preeshl.

Funeral services will be held at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Fr. Mark Jones officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be held at Calvary Cemetery on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1 p.m. Memorials in memory of Mr. Preeshl to Badger Association for the Blind have been suggested.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To Rollie's family we extend our deepest sympathies. We so loved and enjoyed both your mom and dad. It was a priviledge having him work with us at Rossi. He sure was a character! Everytime I think of him it brings a smile to my face. May be rest in peace.
Denise (Tony) Rossi