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Susie A. Preston

June 22, 1927 September 16, 2019
Susie A.  Preston
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Susie Aletha (Porter) Preston, age 92, of Onaway, passed away on September 16, 2019. She was born in Onaway, Michigan on June 22, 1927, the daughter of Clara Aletha Burgess Porter and E L Porter. On November 4, 1950 she married Lessel Raymond Preston, her husband of 68 years. Susie was a lifetime member of the Onaway Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Her great grandparents were among the first settlers in Allis Township and helped establish the first Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Onaway.

Susie graduated from Onaway High School and Presque Isle County Normal. She taught school for seven years and was a substitute teacher at the Onaway Seventh-Day Adventist Church School. Susie and her husband, Ray, were active in building the current church school. Both had a compassion for children.

Susie was a quiet and private person who had a great love for her family and for God’s rule. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She always had a big garden and canned plenty of food for her family. She spent her spare time knitting and crocheting. Lucky was the person that would get a pair of her “Grandma socks” or one of her beautiful doilies!

Susie lost the love of her life, Ray Preston, on November 3, 2018. Surviving are her three children, Raymond D. Preston, Linda K. Preston (Jerry) Keating, and Loraine Preston; seven grandchildren, Jimmy (Blaine) Preston, Luke (Heather) Preston, Rachel Preston (Cory) Lamming, Silas Preston, Bradley Keating, Evan (Amanda) Keating, and Seth Keating; four great grandchildren, Gabrielle Preston, Rhyan Keating, Wyatt Keating, and Aubree Lamming; sister-in-law, Grace Preston; brothers-in-law, Sidney (Nancy) Preston and Homer Preston. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, some of whom she helped raise.

Her words of wisdom and Bible truths will continue to be a guide for all that knew her and she will be greatly missed. Susie’s family will honor her memory privately. Susie’s final resting place will be in Onaway at Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Event Information

Cremation has taken place. The family will have private services.

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 638 and Pickett Road
Onaway, MI 49765

County Road 638 and Pickett Road Onaway 49765 MI
United States

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