Garnet Ida Preabt, 96, Minot, formerly of Glenburn, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in a Minot hospital.
Garnet was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Armour, S.D., to Charles and Laura (Krumery) Seideman. She was reared on a farm and attended country school near there. As a teenager she was employed by neighbors in their homes and by the National Youth Association at Lake Andes, S.D., during the 1930s. As a young adult she moved to Mandan to live with her sister Gladys.
Garnet married Ernest Preabt on March 12, 1941, in Mandan. They made their home on a farm near Glenburn from 1945 until 1974. She and Ernest moved to Minot in 1974 and resided at 605-5th St. SE for many years and she was employed in the housekeeping department at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ernest died Nov. 20, 2002.
Garnet's special interests included crafts, gardening, puzzles, reading, cooking and baking, especially bread, playing solitaire, watching the wild turkeys and deer outside her window and taking walks with Ernest.
Garnet was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenburn, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school and was active in the ladies organization. Currently, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, where she was active in the Martha Circle. She was the longtime secretary of the North Dakota Association For The Blind-Minot Chapter, former member of the Ensign Homemakers group and volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Garnet's loving family includes: her children, Janice Hines, of Minot, Duane (Donna) Preabt, of Grand Forks, and John Preabt, of Minot; grandchildren, Shawn (Iva) Preabt, Tim (Linda) Preabt, Melvin Hines Jr. and Laura Garnet; stepgranddaughter, Cheryl (Lynn) Misialek; great-grandchildren, Haylee Preabt, Rylan, Sierra and Molly Preabt and Kallista and Preston Garnet; stepgreat-grandchildren, Kyle, Kelsey, Kody and Kourtney; sister, Myrtle (Ludvig) Bachmeier, of Minot; in-laws, Dorothy Preabt, of Bismarck, and Carolina Seideman, of Staples, Minn.
Garnet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; son, Jerry; brothers, Glen, Ralph, Roy and Gordon; and sisters, Gladys Goehring, Ophelia Ehlers and Anna Mae Taylor.
Celebration of the Life of Garnet Preabt: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m., in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 27, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church, the North Dakota Association for the Blind-Minot Chapter or the USS North Dakota Navy Submarine Fund.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).