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Jerome Walter Preston

March 3, 1938 — August 12, 2023


Jerome Walter Preston


Jerome W. Preston, age 85, passed peacefully from this life into eternal life on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at his home in Marshall, WI. Jerry was born on March 3, 1938 in Racine, WI, to Walter and Olinda (Ottum) Preston.


Jerry graduated from Ladysmith High School in 1956. After graduation he served in the Marine Corp in Camp Pendleton, CA from 1956-1959. He was proud to be a Marine. 


Jerry married Sharon L. Fillion on July 17, 1965 in Bruce, WI and raised four children in De Forest, WI. He worked at Oscar Meyer for 39 years before retiring and spending his time as a school bus driver which he found great joy in. Jerry also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, his four children, David (Leanne) Preston of De Forest, WI, Diane Preston-Breunig of Marshall, WI, Darin Preston and Daniel Preston both of Fond du Lac, WI, and his three grandchildren, Derek (Joanna) Preston of Madison, WI, Austin Breunig of La Crosse, WI, and Makenzie Breunig of Marshall, WI. Jerry is further survived by two sisters and two brothers.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and a brother-in-law.


The family would like to thank SSM Health at Home for their care and assistance. A special thank you to CNA Blanca, Hospice Nurse, Megan, and sister George Ann for the exceptional, compassionate, tender support and care that was given to Jerry. Thank you also to his special friend, Dave, for his visits, gifts and wonderful home cooked meals.


Jerry will be honored with military rites at Union Grove Veterans Memorial during a private family service.


Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.



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