Date of death: 7/11/2022

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1958

Richard P. Preske, 90, of Evansville, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at University Healthcare.

Richard was born June 24, 1932 in Evansville to the late Felix and Mary (Kissel) Preske. He worked as an electronics technician for Barnes Television for 35 years. Richard also served the Diocese of Evansville as deacon having been ordained in 1981. During his time as a deacon, Richard served as a Pastoral Associate at Holy Rosary Parish, the Parish Life Coordinator at Blessed Sacrament Parish and for twelve years he served as the Ohio Valley Hospice Bereavement Follow Up and Spiritual Director.

Surviving Richard are his wife of 69 years, Joan (Martin) Preske; daughters, Kim Alexander, Joan (Mark) Frazer, Judy Preske, Lori (Jeff) Schapker, Susan Preske and Amy (Chris) Preske Rose; two sons, Dr. Richard J. (Kate) Preske and Mark Preske; one brother, Marvin (Ann) Preske; seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two sisters, Sr. M. Angeline Preske, OSB and Theresa Martin; brothers, John Preske, Rev. Felix Preske, Rev. Venantius Preske, Henry Preske and Aloysius Preske and by a son-in-law, Dave Alexander.