Thomas Preston, 84

Thomas G. Preston, 84, of New Prague, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at The Villages of Lonsdale.

Tom was born July 4, 1926, in Minneapolis, a son of George and Catherine (Hammang) Preston. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he attended South High School and the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Always a competitor, he participated in semi-pro baseball, football and boxing. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII, and married Marilyn Edstrom on August 27, 1949, at St. Kevin's Church in Minneapolis. He taught physical education from 1954-1982, all at New Prague High School.

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