Sheldon H. PrestonSheldon Preston, 97, died Friday November 16, 2012 at Elim Care Center in Milaca, MN where he had resided since August 2012.
Sheldon H. Preston
Sheldon Preston, 97, died Friday November 16, 2012 at Elim Care Center in Milaca, MN where he had resided since August 2012.
He was born January 14, 1915 in Minneapolis. After graduating from South High School, he attended Dunwoody Institute and was employed by Minneapolis Moline. He was united in marriage to Pearl (Christopher) on November 25, 1937 and they moved to the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks area in 1947 where he went into business and became actively involved in his church and community.
After "retiring" they moved to Grand Marais, MN where Pearl died in1992. In 1994 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Eneroth, and she preceded him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by two sisters.
Sheldon is survived by his daughters, Karen (Jerry) Edinger of Zimmerman, Sandra (Angelo Karavitis) Sondreal of Melbourne, Australia, and Shelby (Lyle) Anderson of Grand Marais; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and two step-daughters and their families.
Sheldon was loved as a dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. He was a plumber, electrician, carpenter, savvy businessman, pilot, outdoor enthusiast, traveler, Bobcat aficionado, and countless other things. His helping hands touched many lives. We will miss his adventurous, witty and wise spirit, and abilities to "fix" anything. He truly enjoyed his life and was an inspiration to his family.
Services will be held at 1 PM Saturday November 24, 2012 at Evangelical Free Church in Grand Marais. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Grand Marais.
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