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Alan F. Preuss

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Alan F. Preuss Notice
Preuss, Alan F. Born November 1, 1929. Age 82 years, died on February 23, 2012. Loving husband of Barbara (Klamm-Alesci). Loving brother of Harvey (Evelyn) Preuss, the late Dorothy (Eugene) Denison, the late Edith Preuss and the late Gilbert (Jeanette) Preuss. Stepbrother-in-law to Dorothy Friedricks. Proud father to Patrice (Jay) Kovnesky, Dale (the late Sue) Preuss, Gregory (Patty) Preuss, Bryan (Shari) Preuss, Dennis (Debbie) Alesci, Pamm (Paul) Prebil and Eve (John) Weiner. Uncle to Sue Preuss and Kenneth Preuss. Further survived by 18 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Alan was a graduate of Michigan State University. He spent two years in the Army caring for the trees and greenhouse at Fort Bliss Texas. Alan started his flower business at Mayfair Mall in 1957 and expanded multiple times. He was a member of the top 100 florists in the country for many years. Alan was also very active in civic and business organizations: Optimist, Rotary, American Legion, Mayfair Association, Southgate Mall, Downtown Business Association, Whitefish Bay Business Association, City of Milwaukee Beautification Committee (helped name the Geranium as the official flower of Milwaukee), president of the Greater Milwaukee Florists Association for six years, held local and national F.T.D. offices, on the national board of the Society of American Florists, chairman of the Retailer Council and Allied Florist Association of America. Alan loved the floral industry and flowers. He would appreciate condolences of small floral arrangements. All will be donated to hospitals and nursing homes the next day. Visitation will be held on Monday February 27 at the Funeral Home from 3:00pm until time of Service at 6:30pm. Private burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2012
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