March 9, 1934 - March 19, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Elizabeth A. “Betty” Preusser, age 83, of St. Cloud who passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 with her loving family by her side, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud. Reverend Douglas Liebsch will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.

Family and Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the Church. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty was born on March 9, 1934 in St. Nicholas, Minnesota to Peter and Margaret (Bauer) Thul. She married Jerome Preusser on August 27, 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. She worked for many years as a supervisor at Fingerhut and later Aria. She was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and Christian Women.

Betty enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, cross stich, sewing, playing cards, gardening, reading, cooking and fishing.

The most treasured thing in her life was her family. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome; children, Kevin (Linda), Carol (Mike) Gross, Richard (Brenda), Donald (Brenda), Thomas (Laura), David, Michael (Stacy), Brian (Mary), Daniel (Julie), Lisa (Greg) Liesch; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; beloved sisters, Alvina Birk, Rosemary Ruprecht, Cecille Schramel, Marcy Udermann, Laverne Torborg, Virgie Donaldson, and brother Eldred Thul.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Lawrence and Elmer.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of St. Benedict’s Senior Community (Short Stay South) for their wonderful care of our mother.

Memorials are preferred.