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Hanlon D. “Press” Prestby


Tue, Oct 15th, 2013
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Hanlon D, “Press” Prestby, 84, of Canton, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN.

Hanlon was born March 26, 1929 to Hans and Marion (Oseth) Prestby, in Deer Park, WI. He moved at the age of 1 to a farm near Thief Rivers Falls, MN, and attended St. Hilaire Grade School and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls. He went to work for Danielson Electric for 3 years prior to joining the U. S. Air Force from 1950-1954. He served 39 months at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City SD, where he met his wife, Carolyn Snyder in Rapid City. They were married August 15, 1953. After being discharged, the couple moved to Canton, MN, and operated Press Highway Shell Station from 1954 – 1971. He worked for Canton Lumber Company and bartended for many years at the Skyline Supper Club in Spring Grove, MN. After retirement, he worked as a green’s keeper at Harmony Golf Course.

Press was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, a retired Canton Fireman and also served on the Canton City Council and belonged to the Canton American Legion Post #400.

He is survived by his 3 children, Nick (Rene), Kim (Jerry) Bakke, and Marc, all of Canton; 6 grandchildren, Kristi (Peter) Elsbernd, Lucas (Jessica) Wangen, Michele Wangen, and Nicole, Samantha, and Rachael Prestby; 6 great grandchildren, Ashley, Kendra, Addison and Blake Elsbernd, Carson Wangen and Liam Prestby; one sister, Eileen Johnson of Broomfield, CO; and brothers and sisters in law, Pat Caldwell, Cy and Mary Snyder, and Georgia Lee; and many nieces and nephews and cousins that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carolyn; brother in laws, Stan Lee and Bruce Johnson, and a sister in law, Mary Caldwell.

A Funeral Mass was on Tuesday, October 15, at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton with Msgr. Paul Heiting and Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz officiating.

500th career victory for Mabel-Canton volleyball coach

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Sports

On September 3 2013, the Mabel-Canton Cougar volleyball team took the court and played SEC foe Houston. The Cougars dispatched with the ‘Canes 3-0 in work-woman-like fashion. But the night was bigger than just competition. With the win, Cougar hea ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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Canton proposed tax levy set at 8 percent

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council set the 2014 proposed tax levy at 8 percent at its September 11 meeting, a number that will be reviewed and finalized in December. A proposed levy can be reduced before it is finalized, but not increased. In other financial n ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education discusses technology fees

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on September 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. All members were present. The board wished to welcome the students and staff back to school for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations were given to volle ..... 
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Engagement - Garness ~ Ehrhardt

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Sara Nicole Garness and John William Ehrhardt are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Kenneth & Fay Garness of Canton, Minn. Parents of the groom are Carroll Ehrhardt of Richland Center, Wis. and Lin ..... 
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Birth announcement - Gavin Ryan Peterson

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Canton Social Scenes

Chris and Brenda Peterson of Canton, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Ryan Peterson, on August 29, 2013. Gavin weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Chuck and Mary Stackhouse of Preston, Minn., ..... 
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A deserved “Day Off” for many

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Features

The residents of Canton, Minn. celebrated Canton Day Off from Friday, August 16 until Sunday, August 18, 2013 for the town celebration. Although the City of Canton may not be large in size, the town hosts a big celebration, Canton Day Off, with r ..... 
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Mabel-Canton Board of Education approves district credit cards

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 20, 2013 at 7p.m. All members were present except Mark Weideman, Todd Metzke, and Chris Hansen. The Summer School Program at the school was a success with almost 30 participants. ..... 
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