August Frank Preusser, 91 | Avon | 4/26/1928-5/5/2019

August F. Preusser, age 91 of Avon, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. A Christian service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10 at the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Pastor Allan Benson officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, following the service.

August was born April 26, 1928, in Rockville to the late Arnold and Catherine (Salber) Preusser. He attended school in Rockville and then St. Joseph. August and his brother Ben, being adventurous spirits, moved to Nebraska for a while and worked on a ranch. August then served in the military for a short time before returning home and marrying the love of his life, Lorraine Vogel Nov. 8, 1951. In 1963, he purchased a farm in Avon, where he lived until his death. He had a strong work ethic all his life and worked many jobs, including making butter in a creamery, unloading coal from train cars, attending at a gas station, etc. He truly loved carpentry and farming the most but also fixing any and everything. He lived each day with zest completing many projects, including building a wood shed last fall. He would never say no to helping family or others. August lived his life based on Christian values, enjoying the important things such as the Bible, family and good conversation. He shared his infectious smile and hand shake with everyone and never left without saying “Keep up the Good Work.”

August is survived by his sons, Timothy (Lois), August Jr. (Joyce), Mark, Andrew, Sylvester and Dominic “Nick” (Kelly); eight grandchildren, Adam (Jenna), Jacob (Stacy), Sarah (Simon) Hansen, Matthew, Brian, Jordan, Kaitlin and Rachael; six great-grandchildren, Nehemiah, Rebekka, Joshua, Luke, Abigail, and Everett, and one great-grandbaby expected in May 2019; brother Joseph (Dolores “Lori”); sisters-in-laws, Mary (Wally) Backes, Jane Palmersheim, and brother in-law Louis Vogel.

August was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine; brothers, Arnold, Bernard and Peter, sisters Theresa Justin, Catherine Euteneuer, Anna Euteneuer, Margaret McCall and Sister Innocent (Agnes) Preusser, OSB.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.