Roberts Family Funeral Home
555 Centennial Drive Southwest
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-4422
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Bernard Joseph "Joe" PREINER

1943 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Bernard Joseph "Joe" PREINER Obituary
March 6, 1943 ~ December 30, 2018 Age 75, of Red Wing formerly of Forest Lake Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Leona Houle Preiner. Survived by wife of 35 years, Dody; children, Debbie (Chuck) Siebert, Donna (Richard) Prahl, Bill (Deb) Delaney, Deann Alsaker, Jimmy Delaney; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Barb), John (Toni), Jesse (Joe), Jerry (Lorrie); sisters, Ruth Anne (Darwin) Long, Mary and Patricia Preiner; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Joe grew up on a family farm, south of Forest Lake, now Columbus MN. At an early age he learned to operate heavy equipment and worked with his father and brothers on construction projects throughout the state, digging ditches and small ponds. Later he sold insurance, developed his own property and raised stock muskel lunge. During mid-life, he became involved in politics and found a voice for property owners, protecting their 5th amendment rights. In retirement, he and his wife Dody, navigated a 64' yacht over 8000 miles from Stillwater MN, down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, through the Florida Keys, up the Atlantic seaboard, and home - completing the "Great Loop". Joe will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, warm handshake, easy smile, intelligence, determination, and a quick sense of humor. A Celebration of Joe's life 10-12noon Saturday, February 9th at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, Forest Lake. 651-464-4422
Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 13, 2019
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