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Richard G. Presler, 94, Oakes, ND, formerly of Gackle, ND, died Wednesday night, December 3, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Oakes, ND.
Richard Presler was born July 26, 1920 on the family farm Southwest of Gackle, ND, the son of John Presler and Othilda (Domdie) Presler. He received his elementary education at the local rural school and worked on the family farm.
He worked at the C.C.C. from 1935 to 1936.
He and Alvina Moos were married June 9, 1946 in Gackle, ND. They made their home in Gackle where he worked as an auto mechanic from 1941 to 1948 at Havesters Garage in Gackle, ND. In the spring of 1948 they moved to the farm where they farmed until 1982. In 1983 they moved into Gackle for their retirement.
In 2009 they moved to the Good Samaritan Society in Oakes, ND.
He was a member of the UCC in Gackle, ND. He was also on the Parish Board, Moos Township, Logan Co. FHA Board, the Co-Op Board, the Gackle Elevator Board, Gackle Cemetery Board and he sang in the UCC Choir for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Alvina, Oakes, ND; 2 sons, Roger (Judy) Presler, Gackle, ND; Merle (Mindy) Presler, Oakes, ND; 1 daughter, Donna (John) Scherr, Oakes, ND; 5 grandchildren, Nathan Scherr, Kyle Scherr, David Presler, Kristen (Presler) Brown, Stephanie Presler; 1 great grandson, Reid Scherr, 4 sisters, Alvina Heidinger, Edgeley, ND; Cora Moos, Jamestown, ND; Delores Moser, Fargo, ND; Gertrude Kassman, Nyssa, OR; 2 brothers, Walter (Adeline) Presler, Jamestown, ND and Leroy (Magdalena) Presler, Gackle, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 9 sisters.
Funeral Service - 2:30 PM Sunday December 7, 2014 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Rick Steele, officiating
Burial - Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND
Visitation- 1:00 - 7:00 PM Saturday @ the funeral home in Jamestown
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