Ronald Marean Preskey

Nov. 25, 1932 – Feb. 4, 2019

Ronald Marean Preskey,

86, Minot and formerly of

rural Glenburn died on

Monday, February 4, 2019

in a Minot assisted living


Ronald Preskey was

born on November 25,

1932 in Minot, ND to Leo

and Neva (Marean) Pres-

key. He was raised in rur-

al Glenburn and educated

at Glenburn High School.

He graduated with honors

as valedictorian in 1950.

His Mother, Neva (1924),

himself (1950), his son

Mitchell (1973) and

grandson Cory (1996)

were the first four genera-tion family to graduate

from Glenburn High

School. Ronald remained

a strong Panther fan and

supporter. He was on the

committee and cham-

pioned the community for

a new high school in the

early 60’s.

He was inducted into

the United Sates Army at

Mohall, ND on January 5,

1955. He was raised to the

rank of SP3 and honor-

ably discharged on De-

cember 20, 1956. He re-

turned to the family farm

after his discharge.

Ronald married Evelyn

Souther on October 3,

1954 at Trinity Lutheran

Church in Glenburn.

Evelyn passed away De-

cember 15, 2018. They

made their home on the

Preskey family homestead

where they raised their

four children. Farming

was Ronald’s passion and

his life! The farm is

currently registered now

as a Centennial farm in

Renville County. He was

proud to say the sixth

generation of Preskeys

now reside on the home-

stead farm. Ronald en-

joyed spending many

summer days with family

and friends at Lake Meti-


Ronald and Evelyn

moved to Minot in April

of 2011, most recently at

Edgewood Vista.

Ronald was a lifelong

member of Trinity Luth-

eran Church. Ronald also

served on the Farmers

Union Elevator Board in

Minot for many years.

Ronald’s hobbies and

special interests included;

the farm and all that it en-

tailed, his Wednesday

night poker game, pi-

nochle and whist card

parties and baseball. He

enjoyed his daily break-

fast stop at the Glenburn

restaurant and the morn-

ing “talk” of the day.

Ronald’s loving family

includes his children:

Mitchell (Joanie) Preskey

of Glenburn, Kendall

(Carol) Preskey of

Bismarck, Rochelle Pres-

key of Waltham MA and

DeAnna (Wayne) Johnson

of Bottineau; grandchil-

dren: Cory (Desaraye)

Preskey, Nathan Preskey,

Kayla (Joe) Lorsung,

Karen (Josh) Glover, Jen-

nifer (Scott) Bina, RaeAnn

Preskey, Nicole (Kaleb)

Klein, Tyler Johnson, Kir-

by (Marcella) Johnson,

Wyatt Johnson; great

grandchildren: Oakley

Trueblood, Elsa and

Brooks Marean Preskey,

Ava, Elise, Brielle and

Jocelyn Lorsung; Indiana

and Elliott Evelyn Glover,

Lyndon Bina and Raelyn

Johnson; siblings: Shirley

Lay, of Marietta, GA and

several nieces, nephews

and cousins.

Ronald was preceded

in death by his parents,

wife, grandson, Blake

Johnson, and a brother,


Celebration of the Life

of Ronald Preskey: Satur-

day, February 9, 2019 at

11:00 AM in Trinity Luth-

eran Church in Glenburn,


Interment will be at

Fairview Cemetery in

Glenburn in the Spring.

Visitation: Friday from

3 PM to 6 PM in Thomas

Family Funeral Home –


Memorials are preferred

to Edgewood Vista, Caring

Edge Hospice or Trinity

Lutheran Church – Glen-


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