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Emily Wolf Preszler


Emily Wolf Preszler, 91, was born in Ashley, North Dakota on August 21, 1925. Emily was the daughter of Christian and Magdalena Wolf and sister to Eva, Emma and Charles. 

 Emily is survived by her four loving children, Herbert, Jr. (Hubba)Carroll Vincent (Vince) Lina Grace and Timothy Adam (Timmy) four Grandchildren, Collette, Brooklyn, Michael and Bethany and six great-grandchildren, Russell, Rhett, Chase, Makena, Cole, Timothy and Hazel.

 Emily graduated from Ashley High School in 1943, where she played basketball for the Ashley Wildcats.  During her high school years, Emily learned to be an entrepreneur by working in her mother’s business.

 In 1944 Emily married the love of her life, Herbert Preszler, Sr. after meeting at an USO Dance. Emily was a dedicated wife and devoted mother to her four children. Emily truly loved and deeply cared for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their endeavors.  She was their biggest fan, cheerleader, supporter and caretaker. She made countless apple pies and should have been the author of “Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul”, as Chicken Soup was her cure for all things. She was an amazing cook and held dear to old world family recipes. Her compassion for others and her lust for life made her an amazing business woman and partner.

 Emily, and her late husband, owned and operated Victor True Value Hardware, in Victor, California for thirty-six and one-half years.  They both retired in 1983 and packed their bags to see the World.  Both loved to travel and visited Europe, Japan, Tahiti, Hawaii and the Caribbean. 

 In addition to operating a successful business, Emily and Herb were active in the commercial fishing industry in Fort Bragg, California. Together, they owned and operated the vessels, “Valley Girl” and “Big Em.”  Emily and Herb loved to spend their summers vacationing on the Pacific north coast where they enjoyed the beauty of the red woods, lush flowers and cool climate.

Emily was a member of the Zion Reformed Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

 Graveside services will be held Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lodi Historical Cemetery located on Pine Street in Lodi, California.  

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shiners Children’s Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.  Both Emily and Herb were life-long advocates and supporters of the organization. 

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