WILLIAM LYNN PREUSS, age 78, of Luverne, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He was born November 16, 1942, in St. Paul, to Walter and Eleanor (Kortes) Preuss. He graduated from St. Paul Johnson High School in 1960. Bill later graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic’s Degree from Northwestern University in Bloomington. During high school, he worked at a pharmacy delivering medicine to CEO’s of major corporations in St Paul. This is where he developed his desire to excel at his career and become financially secure. As a young boy, his family lived in many places, including Germany, Arkansas and Colorado eventually moving back to St Paul in 1952.
He married Debbie Burnett on June 18, 1965. They moved to Luverne in 1965 where Bill began his business, Preuss Chiropractic, before retiring in 2006. The couple later divorced. During his chiropractic career, he dedicated himself to his profession which included being a friend and confidant to his patients.
Bill married Janet Marie Hicks on July 1, 1989, in Luverne where they resided to this day. Bill enjoyed gardening, collecting art glass, keeping up with the stock market, writing letters to the Editor, and sports, especially the Twins and Vikings. But his greatest joy was watching his grandsons play hockey.
Bill is survived by his wife, Janet Preuss, Luverne; five children, Robin Preuss, Lakeville; Melissa (Curtis) Cory, Edmond, OK; Todd (Joni) Preuss, Lakeville; Jeff (Angie) Hicks, Jennings, LA; and Kim (Brian) Arends, Luverne; four grandchildren, Carly Cory, Allie Preuss, Cooper Arends and Tyler Arends; three sisters, Arden Gausman, Forest Lake; Diane Zimmermann, Stillwater; and Karen (Gordon) Bond, Oakdale; two sisters-in-law, Lona Rauma, Vadnais Heights; and Charlotte Sliva, Salida, CO; and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor; two brothers, Bruce Rauma and Richard Preuss; two brothers-in-law, Barney Gausman and Bud Zimmermann; and sister-in-law, Paula Snyder.
A time of fellowship will be from 9-11 am Tuesday, May 11, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Memorial Service will be 11 am Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family committal of cremains will be at a later date.
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