William Preuss

William Preuss

William Lynn Preuss, 78, Luverne, died Monday, May 3, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A memorial service was Tuesday, May 11, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family committal of cremains will be at a later date.

William Preuss was born Nov. 16, 1942, to Walter and Eleanor (Kortes) Preuss in St. Paul. When he was a young boy, his family lived in many places, including Germany, Arkansas and Colorado eventually moving back to St. Paul in 1952. During high school, Bill worked at a pharmacy, delivering medicine to CEOs of major corporations in St Paul. This is where he developed his desire to excel and become financially secure. Bill graduated from St. Paul Johnson High School in 1960. He later graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic’s Degree from Northwestern University in Bloomington.

Bill married Debbie Burnett on June 18, 1965. They moved to Luverne in 1965 where Bill began his Preuss Chiropractic business. He retired in 2006. The couple divorced in 1980. During his chiropractic career, he dedicated himself to his profession which included being a friend and confidant to his patients.

Bill married Janet Hicks on July 1, 1989, in Luverne where they resided to this day.

Bill enjoyed gardening, collecting art glass, keeping up with the stock market, writing letters to the editor, and sports, especially the Twins and Vikings. But his greatest joy was watching his grandsons play hockey.

Bill is survived by his wife, Janet Preuss of Luverne; five children, Robin Preuss of Lakeville, Melissa (Curtis) Cory of Edmond, Oklahoma, Todd (Joni) Preuss of Lakeville, Jeff (Angie) Hicks of Jennings, Louisiana, and Kim (Brian) Arends of Luverne; four grandchildren, Carly Cory, Allie Preuss, Cooper Arends and Tyler Arends; three sisters, Arden Gausman of Forest Lake, Diane Zimmermann of Stillwater, and Karen (Gordon) Bond of Oakdale; two sisters-in-law, Lona Rauma, Vadnais Heights, and Charlotte Sliva, Salida, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor; two brothers, Bruce Rauma and Richard Preuss; two brothers-in-law, Barney Gausman and Bud Zimmerman; and a sister-in-law, Paula Snyder.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.

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