Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, MI


Phillip Stephen Prebish

June 2, 1947December 23, 2019

Phillip Stephen Prebish, age 72, died Monday, December 23, 2019, at his home in Wolverine Lake, Michigan. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Jennifer (Jason) Friedland, two nieces Pamela Kohl, Christina Wizner and two nephews, Brian and Todd Curtis. His beloved dog Otto will be cared for by Pamela, and has three new canine siblings.

Steve was a proud veteran of the US Air Force and treasured all things motorized. His proudest accomplishment was receiving his pilot’s license and owning a 1951 Navion plane. He had a successful career as a test engineer for Williams International and Ford Motor Co.

Steve found joy in helping others, especially his extended Maplegrove family, where he was recognized as a profound contributor to the program for young adults.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. No funeral services have been scheduled at this time. A burial of cremated remains will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery at 11:00 am on Monday, January 13, 2020.


  • Burial of Cremated Remains Monday, January 13, 2020


Phillip Stephen Prebish

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Linda Goodpaster

January 8, 2020

May you walk in the light of Gods Grace, and Rest In Peace

Kim Hynes

January 7, 2020

You are at peace now and forever more. We had some wonderful times through the 19 years of our lives together. I was blessed to have had you as my husband. I was honored to know you. You were a wonderful helpful man of great pride and honor. You will be missed greatly by many.

My deepest sympathy to your loved ones!

Tom Buchanan

January 6, 2020

To my good friend Steve ,Rest In Peace and know that your struggles with health and regrets over past Experiences are gone.
Thanks for being such a trusted friend and confidant during some pretty hard times. I’m already missing our talks and Ann Arbor trips with Otto . You won’t be forgotten as a guy that has good qualities that I appreciated. Your friend Tom B