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David C. Wilson


Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to SE Minnesota where he was a 1948 graduate of Mabel High School. Following graduation he worked for the Milwaukee Road RR as a relief agent . He married Vivian Vatland August 4, 1950, in Mabel. The couple lived in the Preston area. He served in the US Army from 1952 -54 with the signal corps in Korea. When he returned from Korea he was employed as a station agent in Harmony, later in Preston and retired as a station agent in Spring Valley in 1978. The couple began farming in 1956 in Preston Township. Vivian died June 28, 1974. On November 20, 1976, he married Rita Gartner in Preston where the couple made their home to the present.

He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He was a Preston Township officer for 50 plus years, a charter member of the Fillmore Co. Pork Producers and was a member and officer of the Preston American Legion and VFW currently serving as chaplain. He also helped establish the Preston Serviceman's Club Scholarship Fund. Dave and Rita made several mission trips to Nicaragua with Interfaith Services to Latin America.

David is survived by his wife, Rita; one son, Scott of Preston; daughter, Barb (Bruce) Dornink of Preston; two grandsons, Mark Dornink of Spring Valley and Dan Dornink of Harmony; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Preston. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston 5 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and at the church on Thursday an hour before the service.

Online condolences can be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.



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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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Patricia Ann Anderson

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Patricia Ann Anderson, 75, of Preston, Minn. died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford Minnesota. Pat was born on December 24, 1937 in Preston, the daughter of Amos S. and Helen (Tolrud) Anderson. She graduated from ..... 
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Donald O. Nichols

Tue, Feb 19th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Donald O. Nichols, 76, of Preston, passed away after a courageous battle against leukemia Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Born in Winona, on Nov. 19, 1936, to Vernon Adry and Francis Geneva (Johnson) Nichols. In 1954, he gra ..... 
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Robert Reicks

Mon, Feb 4th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert Reicks, 76 of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully on Saturday February 2, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford, Minn. Robert was born on December 28, 1936, in Cresco, Iowa to Viola (Reinhardt) and Edward Reicks. He graduated ..... 
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David Arnold Trende

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

David Arnold Trende David Arnold Trende, age 65, of Preston, Minn., died Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, at his home. Dave was born July 19, 1947, in Harmony, Minn., the son of William and Ramona (Marzolf) Trende. He was raised on a farm in the ..... 
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Richard Edwin "Dick" Hovelson

Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

RICHARD EDWIN" DICK" HOVELSON, 76, of Preston, died Wednesday, November, 28, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 AM at Thauwald Funeral Home Preston with Pastor David Jore officiating. Burial will be a ..... 
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Ronald L. Miller

Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

RONALD L. MILLER, 61, of Preston, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. A celebration of life will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM Friday, November 2, 2012 at the serviceman's club in Preston. A private family burial will take ..... 
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Wendell Anstett

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Wendell John George Anstett, 79, of Rochester, died Monday September 24, 2012, at his home in Rochester. Wendell was born April 27, 1933, in Preston, the son of John and Louise Anstett. Raised in Preston, he was a graduate of Preston High School w ..... 
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