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Dale Preble Obituary

Dale "The Beer Man" Preble, 50, of Zumbro Falls, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, unexpectedly in Zumbro Falls.

Dale Thomas Preble was born on May 4, 1965, in Lake City to David and Ruth (Kautz) Preble. He grew up in Zumbro Falls and went to school in Lake City. Dale graduated from Lincoln High School in 1983 and went on to attend Rochester Community and Technical College. He also attended diesel mechanic school in Colorado. He worked for B & B Implement in Mazeppa and Kennedy Bus Service in Zumbro Falls. Dale was an active member of his community.  He was a first responder and a member of the Zumbro Falls Fire Department for over 31 years. He served as president and was secretary of the board of trustees. He was also a member of the Mazeppa area Jaycees, serving as their chapter president, member of the senate, a statesman and an ambassador.  He received countless awards during his time as a Jaycee. Dale was the owner of Preb’s Tappers. He loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and camping. Dale especially loved motocross, through which he met and made many lifelong friends at Spring Creek.

He is survived by his two sisters, Lisa Preble and Sara (Rodolfo) Sanchez, both of Robbinsdale, Minn.; brother, Dan (Kelly) Preble of Zumbro Falls; four nieces and nephews, Hailey, Miguel, Crissy, and Jena; and three great nieces and nephews, Carlie, Melissa, and Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Mass of the Resurrection was Saturday, Oct. 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in West Albany.  Burial was at St. Clement’s Catholic Cemetery in Hammond.   Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City handled arrangements.  Online condolences can be left for the family at

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