Michael A Preuss

July 2, 1986February 8, 2013

Michael Arthur Preuss, 26, of Houston passed away February 8, 2013. He was born to Thomas Preuss of Magnolia and Dana Johnson Smith of Houston on July 2, 1986.

Michael graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2004. He was an active duty U.S. Marine, previously assigned to VMGR-352, Miramar, San Diego; when he began treatment at MD Anderson, he was transferred to the 1stBn 23rd Marines 4th Marine Division in Houston. He completed one tour of duty in Afghanistan, and was preparing for his second tour when he received diagnosis of sarcoma. Michael enjoyed sharing the word of God, playing guitar, baseball and golf, concerts, spending time with his family and friends, and serving his country. He attended Magnolia Bible Church in Magnolia.

Michael is survived by his parents Tom and Lynnelle Preuss of Magnolia, TX, Dana Johnson Smith of Houston, TX, and Chris and Priscilla Smith of Houston, TX; his wife Jennifer Mitchell Preuss of Little Rock, AR; his two sisters, Tiffany Preuss of Baton Rouge, LA and Natalie Preuss of Waller, TX; he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Helen Preuss of St. Peters, MO; and his maternal grandmother, Bunny Johnson of Hot Springs, AR; also, a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, Marine Corps family, friends, and his dog-son Newman. He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert Johnson.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.

Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors and honorary attendance by the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Gary DeFelippo

August 20, 2013

God bless them both and the family's at this time of prayer and faith. Gary and Nancy DeFelippo.

Thomas Preuss

August 19, 2013

Michael is now joined with his baby sister, Natalie Rachel Preuss, she passed on August 17th, Funeral Service at Magnolia Bible Church 2:30pm, Magnolia TX, Saturday, the 24th.
Tom, father to both.

August 18, 2013

Although you are in God's loving arms and in a wonderful place of eternity, I miss you everyday and love you with all my heart. "G"

Thomas Preuss

March 11, 2013

Until we meet again, the family and friends will grief the loss, but rest assured, Michael's faith and trust was in his Lord, Jesus the Christ, he will rise again for evermore.
Michael's dad

Henryk Zaleski (USN-Ret)

February 22, 2013

Rest in peace Michael, you're paid in full.


February 16, 2013

Joshua (Jesus) will tell you in person! (IMAGINE!) You made a great impact for the Lord's work! ALL of God's word that you purchased for evangelism were distributed at YOUR service! The seeds are planted! Praise God!

Vicki Parsley

February 14, 2013

Prayers for you and your family.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

February 14, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Marine Michael Arthur Preuss our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Michael. And to Michael it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operation Enduring Freedom while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Michael, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot and a Marine warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace. Semper Fi.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Michael's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Joe Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Gary & Judy Gipson

February 14, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying that the Peace of God surrounds you throughout this difficult time.

Gail Phillips

February 13, 2013

I had the privilege of teaching Michael at York Junior High. He was a fine young man and ideal student. He obviously grew to be a hero by serving his country. I wish I could have given him my gratitude. Instead, I offer my gratitude for his service to you, his family. I pray for God's peace on your family.