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John Preble Obituary

The funeral service for John Preble will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel in Lake City, with Pastor David Badgely officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City.
    John Roy Preble, 69, of Lake City passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the U of M Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.  
    He was born Oct. 16, 1949 in New Prague, Minn. to LeRoy and Maxine (Edel) Preble.  He attended school and graduated from Montgomery High School in Montgomery, Minn.  He went on to attend Meat Cutters Trade school.  John married Ramona Anderson on Jan. 13, 1976 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
    John worked in the grocery industry starting at Edel’s Meat Market in Montgomery as a meat cutter, and then was employed by Country Club Market.  The Preble’s moved to Lake City (from Bloomington) and John was employed by Fiesta Foods as store manager.  John was a member of the Meat Cutters Union.
    John loved antiquing.  He went to many antique sales over the years.  He enjoyed woodworking, cabinetry, and his wood carving, making many beautiful intricate carvings.  John took great pride in his gardens, especially his roses.
    John is survived by his children, Scott Preble of Peoria, Ariz., Tricia (Kevin) Jojiboj of Pheonix, Ariz., Rick Wagner of Vermillion, Minn., Michelle (Kevin) Decker of Zimmerman, Minn., Jodey Witte of Arvada, Colo., Sandra Stanfill of Fort Collins, Colo., and Robert (Denise) Wagner of Eagan, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Mike (Ann) Preble of Bloomington, Minn.; and two sisters, Patricia Preble and Roxanne Preble both of San Francisco.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife.
    Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
    Memorials are preferred to the Lake City Food Shelf, P.O. Box 103, Lake City, MN 55041.
    Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel.  Guest register may be signed at

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