Vernon "Mike" Preston

Vernon “Mike” Preston age 92, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, December 19, 2016 at his home. Vernon was born March 24, 1924 in Fremont, Michigan, the son of Andrew and Florence (Taft) Preston. He was united in marriage to the former Maxine Musson on June 20 1953 in Edmore, Michigan.

          Mike proudly served in the United States Army at the tail end of WWII.  He worked as a Machinist; he worked at multiple jobs over the years. Mike enjoyed and loved his horses; especially training them. He was a true Cowboy; he raised pigeons and was a member of the MIF Pigeons Club. Mike also enjoyed making horse saddles, and was a Mule Skinner. He was also member of the Montcalm County Sheriff Posse.

          Mike is survived by the love of his life Maxine, children; Kathy (Steve) Methner, Irv (Kim) Preston, Bonnie (Marty) Reed, Amy (Bob) Reihl, Aaron (Tracy) Preston, Jason (Kandi) Preston and Wile Preston, 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren (and another on the way); and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mike was preceded in death by 3 brothers; 4 sisters and a grandchild.

          A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM at First Church of God, 123 Main St., Edmore, Michigan with Pastor Steve Gulick to officiate the service. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider the wishes of the Preston family. Those wishes to express an online condolence please feel free to leave a message below.

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  • Genny Towne (Wednesday, December 21 16 11:08 am EST)

    So sorry for your loss. I remember him well and is the only person I ever knew that had Homing Pigeons! I always thought that was intriguing!! RIP ..you have been promoted - Genny Towne

  • Cheryl Lobert (Wednesday, December 21 16 12:25 pm EST)

    Thinking of you at this time Amy and families. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jean Greenhoe (Wednesday, December 21 16 12:38 pm EST)

    Just found out....so sorry for your loss. I won't be able to attend his memorial but I will be thinking of you all. Good memories.

  • Nick & Connie Nedry (Wednesday, December 21 16 06:04 pm EST)

    God bless all of Mike's friends & family during this time in your lives. Mike was a great person to work with & a great person to all of those who came intact with Mike.

  • Kathy Graves (Thursday, December 22 16 07:31 am EST)

    Thinking of you all at this time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Kathy and Kurt Graves

  • Kay Jensen and Family (Thursday, December 22 16 08:46 am EST)

    Amy, So very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Cherish the memories, your Dad was a special man.

  • Diane (Pasch) Holcomb (Thursday, December 22 16 10:01 am EST)

    Amy, it hurts so much that I can't attend your dads memorial, wish I could be there for you and your family. I know how painful this must be for you, it especially hurts when you lose a parent. And to you Maxine (mom), my love and sympathy to you, always

  • Stevie Barron (Thursday, December 22 16 03:03 pm EST)

    Maxine, I'm so sorry for loss. My prayers and condolences to you and yours!

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