Donald Gene Preuss

February 5, 1926July 2, 2019

Donald Gene Preuss, 93 of Caldwell, ID passed away July 2, 2019 after a short stay at Karcher Estates in Nampa.

The son of Henry and Opal Preuss, Don was born February 5, 1926 in Bancroft, Nebraska. Don married Lillie Preuss March 8, 1947 in Payette, ID. They were married for 72 years and raised a family of 4 children. Don was preceded in death by their son Larry and his brother Marvin.

Don Preuss is survived by his wife Lillie Preuss, children Gary and Linda Preuss, Sharon and Larry Dowen, Debbie and Kenny King and their families.

Don was a talented man of many trades. He did whatever it took to provide for his family, he was from the generation that made America great. He was a business owner for land-leveling, concrete ditch installation, and a lumber yard. He farmed until his retirement. He was always engineering some new device to complete tasks that would have required the purchase of an expensive tool.

His whole world revolved around his family. After retiring he enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and BBQ with his family.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at both Karcher Estates and Heart n’ Home Hospice for their support during this past month. In lieu of flowers please make your donations to the Opal Foundation, a non-profit foundation at Heart and Home in memory of Don Preuss. You can mail your donations to: Heart n’ Home Hospice, 822 South 10th Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605

Graveside Service will be 10am Friday July 5th at Rosedale Memorial Gardens 10350 Iowa Ave Payette, ID. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Condolences may be made to Don’s family at


  • Henry Herman "Hank" Preuss, Father
  • Opal Agnes (Auker) Preuss, Mother
  • Lillie (Thiel) Preuss, Wife
  • Gary Preuss, Son
  • Linda Preuss, Daughter in law
  • Sharon (Preuss) Dowen, Daughter
  • Larry Dowen, Son in law
  • Debbie (Preuss) King, Daughter
  • Kenny King, Son in law
  • Larry Preuss, Son
  • Marvin Preuss, Brother
  • Herman Preuss, Grandfather
  • Marie Preuss, Grandmother
  • He is also survived by his children's families.

  • OpAL Foundation


  • Graveside Service Friday, July 5, 2019


Donald Gene Preuss

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