Stuart James Preston, 79

Stuart James Preston, age 79 of Faribault died on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Born on February 5, 1942 in Laurel, Iowa, he was the son of Wilbur and Hazel (Buchannon) Preston. He attended school in Laurel and married Sharon Jensen in Liscomb, IA. Together they raised three children before their divorce in 1983. He lived in Iowa and the Waterville area before later moving to Arizona where his daughter, Jolene was born. Through the years Stuart was self employed working with cars and doing body work. He loved people and spending time with his family and friends. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.

He is survived by his four children, Selina Southard, Scott Preston, Sonya (Arthur) Bultman, and Jolene (Jason) Valencia; four grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Sandra Walker, Sarita Lorenzen, Steve Preston, and Tony (Jo) Preston; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Jodi Lorenzen.

At Stuart’s request, no formal services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials and cards may be sent to Selina Southard at 13 Cate St., Morristown, MN 55052. Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services of Waterville is handling arrangements.



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