Michael Arthur Preuss , 26, of Houston passed away February 8, 2013. He was born to Thomas Preuss of Magnolia and Dana Johnson Smith of Houston on July 2, 1986.
Michael graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2004. He was an active duty U.S. Marine, previously assigned to VMGR-352, Miramar, San Diego; when he began treatment at MD Anderson, he was transferred to the 1stBn 23rd Marines 4th Marine Division in Houston. He completed one tour of duty in Afghanistan, and was preparing for his second tour when he received diagnosis of sarcoma. Michael enjoyed sharing the word of God, playing guitar, baseball, golf, concerts, spending time with his family and friends, and serving his country. He attended Magnolia Bible Church in Magnolia.
Michael is survived by his parents Tom and Lynnelle Preuss of Magnolia, TX, Dana Johnson Smith of Houston, TX, and Chris and Priscilla Smith of Houston, TX; his wife Jennifer Mitchell Preuss of Little Rock, AR; his two sisters, Tiffany Preuss of Baton Rouge, LA and Natalie Preuss of Magnolia, TX; he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Helen Preuss of St. Peters, MO; and his maternal grandmother, Bunny Johnson of Hot Springs, AR; also, a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, Marine Corps family, friends, and his dog-son Newman. He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert Johnson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors from 5 pm to 8 pm.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.
Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 11, 2013