Russell R. Preuss, age 81 years, of rural Wonewoc, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Elroy Health Services in Elroy.
He was born on June 20, 1937 the son of Elmer and Evelyn (Berndt) Preuss. Russell served in the United States Marine Corps in the late 1950’s.
Russell was united in marriage to Mary Schauer on June 11, 1960 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wonewoc and they spent all their married lives on their farm new Wonewoc. Mary preceded him in death on October 31, 2006. In addition to his work on the farm, Russell also worked at Walker’s Stainless Steel in Elroy for a few years.
Survivors include his children, Russell C. (Kathryn) Preuss of La Valle, Mark Preuss of Wonewoc, Melody Preuss of Cazenovia, Misty (Pete) Herritz of La Valle and Mae (Don) Bauer of Cazenovia; 13 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren and sisters, Donna Biermeier and Marilyn Misleveck, both of Elroy.
In addition to his wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by his Parents; daughter, Kathryn; daughter-in-law, Kathy and brother, Wayne Preuss.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home, 402 Center St., Wonewoc, with Rev. Peter Snyder officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Wonewoc on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.