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July 2, 2013

Phyllis J. Preston

— Phyllis J. Preston, 80, of Kenosha, passed away on June 30, 2013, at Hospitality Manor in Kenosha, WI.

 Born November 26, 1932, in St. Peter, MN, she was the daughter of J. Edwin and  Eunice (Gessner) Johnson.  On June 9, 1951, she married Dale Preston in Eagle Lake, MN. They raised their children in Eagle Lake and Dunlap, IL. Dale and Phyllis retired to Webb Lake, WI.  Phyllis moved back to Kenosha in 2004. Phyllis enjoyed bird watching, knitting, jigsaw puzzles, the Chicago Cubs, NASCAR, and reading.

 Phyllis is survived by her two sisters, Mary Lou Brown and Ruth Anderson, and her brother Russell Johnson, her daughter Carol Winfield, her three sons, Bradley Preston, David Preston, and Matthew Preston, her granddaughters Stephanie Garzotto, Stacie Puebla, Mindy Preston, Addison Preston, her grandson DJ Preston, and her great grandsons Anthony and Giovanni Garzotto.

 Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Dale Preston, her daughter Ann Preston, and her brother Donald Johnson.

 Services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Spooner Veterans' cemetery in Spooner, WI.

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