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Evelyn M. Preslicka Feb. 6, 1931 - July 4, 2009

KANDIYOHI -- Evelyn Marie Preslicka, 78, of Kandiyohi, died Saturday at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi. Burial will be in the Lake Lillian Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a 5 p.m. parish prayer service at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Humane Society of Kandiyohi County.

She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Dixon, S.D., to Bertrum and Emma (Fortuna) Frank. She grew up and received her education in Dixon.

On Nov. 5, 1947, she married Edward Preslicka in Winner, S.D. They lived in the Lake Lillian area for 38 years before moving to Kandiyohi in 1983. She worked as a cook for Hanson Silo Company for nearly 30 years and later for the D.A.C. in Kandiyohi. She was a former member of the Church of St. Thomas More in Lake Lillian and a member of the Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi at the time of her death.

She is survived by her husband; children: Gayle (and Frank) Heipel of Minneapolis, Ronald Preslicka of Lake Lillian and Steve Preslicka of Bird Island; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Edward Preslicka; one brother; and one sister.