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Preheim, Peter P. (1883-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Dec 29 p. 8

Birth date: 1883 Apr 8

text of obituary:


Peter P. Preheim, son of Peter and Barbara Strausz Preheim, was born April 8, 1883, in Turner County, near Marion, S. D. He attended country school until the age of 15. He was a student at Bethel College during the school year 1902-1903 after which he spent four years at Freeman College, graduating in 1909. Feeling the need for more education, he enrolled at Moody Bible Institute for two quarters in the fall of 1909

Peter received catechetical instruction. He was baptized upon his confession of faith on Aug. 26, 1900 by Elder Christian Kauffman and received as a member of the Salem-Zion Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of the Salem Mennonite Church when it was organized in 1908 and remained a loyal member until his death.

On Dec. 21, 1910, Peter was united in marriage with Myrtle Wittrig of Noble, Iowa, who passed away May 24, 1929. This union was blessed with five children. Peter was married on Dec. 1, 1932 to Edith Wenger of Noble, Iowa. Five children were born to this union. The family lived on a farm in East Freeman until December 1957, when they moved to Marion.

On June 14, 1966, he was taken to the Nancy Home in Yankton, S. D. for more intensive care. After two days in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, he passed away Dec. 13, 1966 at the age of 83 years, eight months and five days.

Peter was active in community affairs, having served as a member of both school and township boards. Church activities were a special interest. He taught Sunday school classes for many years, and also held the position of Sunday school superintendent.

Until his last years, reading was a particular hobby and he kept well informed on local and world events. He was a devoted student of the Bible and enjoyed discussing it both in Sunday school and in personal conversations.

Survivors include his wife, Edith; his children, Waldo and wife Florence, Moundridge, Kan., Delbert and wife Mary Ann, Newton, Kan., Verna and husband Ted Preheim, Beatrice, Neb., Roland and wife Arlene, Marion, S. D., Donald and wife Lu Verna, Burrton, Kan., Barbara and husband James Carlson, Wichita, Kan., Peter and wife Lynette, Marion, S. D., Anna Marie and husband Ivan Regier, Madrid, Neb., Emma Jean of Minneapolis, Minn., John and wife Jo Ann, Indianapolis, Ind.; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Frances Lehmann, and brothers Jacob and Henry, all of Freeman, S. D.

The funeral service was conducted Dec. 16 by Rev. Willard Wiebe at the Salem Mennonite Church and interment was made in the nearby cemetery.

The Mennonite obituary: 1967 Jan 3 p. 10

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