Preston DeHamer
July 17, 1934 - December 5, 2016
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Covenant Christian Reformed Church
1601 S. Covenant Lane
Appleton, WI
Monday 12/19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Covenant Christian Reformed Church
1601 S. Covenant Lane
Appleton, WI
Monday 12/19, 3:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Preston Gene DeHamer of Appleton passed away peacefully on Monday evening, December 5, 2016. Preston was born on July 17, 1934 in the City of Kenosha, WI, the son of Martin and Hattie (Newendyke) DeHamer. He graduated from Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. On December 9, 1955 he married Edith Anne Gabrielse in Sheboygan. An…

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Tina Grenlie left a message on December 14, 2016:
We at WDUX Radio in Waupaca are saddened to hear of Preston's death. I am sure he is at peace with Edith in heaven. We certainly felt privileged to have worked with Edith and Preston during their years in Waupaca. They were some of the kindest people I have ever met and will not be forgotten by the community. God's blessings to the family as you go through this difficult time.
Dick Meixl left a message on December 12, 2016:
Am going to miss our conversations we had on nice summer days and talk about anything and everything. I was amazed at the life you and Edith led. Now you and Edith are on your new journey together. Say Hi to Edith my friend. RIP
Pastor Paul Stevens left a message on December 12, 2016:
What a wonderful and generous man Preston was, as well as Edith. My heart grieves his passing, but I celebrate knowing he and Edith are in glory together today, in the presence of the Lord!
Earlene & Mark Girman left a message on December 11, 2016:
Children: long ago, Pres worked w/ Mark at Girman's Meat Market while in H. S. w/ us, enjoying all the great fun of teens. We were neighbors across the street in the 60's, raised our kids together, garden advise from Edith as well, and held at least a couple of kid's PLAYS in the front yard w/ hundreds attending from across the city. "What can I do" was their motto. Edith literally dressed me for social events & fixed my hair anytime. "GIVERS" who will be together for eternity w/ all promised rewards from the Jesus they love so. We were greatly blessed and have never seen their likes. Please, the older boys recall the PLAYS in our front yard, w/ hundreds from across town in the audience. I think 2 of you were CHIMNEY SWEEPS in Mary Poppins!. I see your blackened faces now. I SEE YOUR LOVING FAMILY who left a legacy of love and giving and joy. L O V E Mark and Earlene Girman 4106 5th PL Kenosha WI 53144
Bettie and Rawley Smith left a message on December 10, 2016:
We will miss your wonderful framing skills . You were a wonderful Christian man and we will miss you
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Doris (Buteyn) & John Jacobson left a message on December 10, 2016:
To the Family of Preston DeHamer, John and I send our sincere sympathy at Preston's passing. We last saw Edith and Pres at our Grade School Class reunion in Sheboygan, WI. We had such a nice visit with both of them at that time. They lived a very active life and were loved by everyone. We will continue to remember them through happy memories.
Deb Cook left a message on December 9, 2016:
Everyone loved Preston at Covenant because he was so easy to love. He was such a courageous man. Dealing with the death of beautiful Edith and then his own illness he continued to be so kind and thoughtful. I know his family will miss him but his family at Covenant will miss him too!
Carolyn McNamara left a message on December 8, 2016:
So sorry for your loss Dina. May the Lord's peace flow through you during this difficult time. Your father sounded like he was an amazing man.
Dale and Marie Saunders left a message on December 8, 2016:
Dale and I are so grateful to have had our lives touched and enriched by Preston. We truly miss him. Our church family was so blessed to have Preston and Edith; they demonstrated to us the real meaning of Hebrews 11:1 -"Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about what we do not see". We are praying for comfort and peace for each family member and friend who is grieving our loss of this wonderful man and is celebrating his life as he experiences first hand Philippians 1:21 "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Mary Kay Buranich left a message on December 8, 2016:
Dina, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your father was an amazing man and left a legacy of love and respect which shines through in you! How special that your parents will be together for their wedding anniversary and for the holidays. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sending hugs!
Loren Sperry left a message on December 8, 2016:
A really neat guy I am proud to have known. RIP, Preston ... your framed Magic: the Gathering cards my wife commissioned as a gift to me many years ago still hang with honor in my game room.
Richard R Lopes left a message on December 8, 2016:
From and old man to another I am sorry you beat me.I hope you a pleasant journey in your new life. Thanks for giving Mike as my son in law. He is the spitting image of you. He has been a great help to me ever since he asked for Terry's hand in wedlock.Dick
John and Linda Lopes left a message on December 8, 2016:
With heart felt sympathy, love and prayers for all the family members. Mike and Terry we love you and your kids so much and pray for peace of mind knowing your dad is at home with our Lord. We didn't know your dad, but heard others that did know him speak highly of him. Love and hugs, Aunt Linda and Uncle John
Suzanne Sund left a message on December 8, 2016:
Oh my! RIP Dear Preston and give Edith a hug from; Suzanne and Bill Sund. You both did so much for Waupaca. You will be missed! With love,
Martie Attoe left a message on December 8, 2016:
Steve & all of ur family - I am so sorry for ur loss - Mom & Dad r together again! It was an honor to know them, call them my friends & love them for all the years I worked on the square & got to see them everyday! God blessed this area with them. Prayers for all of you!
JulieAnn Austin left a message on December 8, 2016:
Ooooh... how my children and I loved this couple dearly. Edith and Preston were so kind to us. We visited them often at their store downtown... And sometimes.. we even made a purchase.
Rachel Scott left a message on December 8, 2016:
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Dina. You are such a strong woman and I look up to you as my role model. I wish I could offer the same strength during this difficult time. Sending much love and support! <3
Mike Langolf left a message on December 7, 2016:
Sorry to learn of Preston passing. I enjoyed talking to him every so often in his home. I especially enjoyed him coming over for coffee and donuts on Wednesdays when he always had a smile on his face. We will miss him at the cottages and miss his Santa attire this time of year.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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