Sturgis, South Dakota
1932 — 2023
Elmer M. Preszler, 91, died peacefully at home in Sturgis, SD, on Oct. 12, 2023. Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, Kinkade Funeral Chapel, Sturgis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, Grace Lutheran Church, Sturgis. Born March 31, 1932, in Bowdle, SD, to Helmuth and Rose (Himmerich) Preszler, he grew up on a farm near Roscoe, SD, where he attended country school. When he was 12, the family moved to Roscoe; he graduated in 1950. In 1954, he graduated from Northern State Teachers College, Aberdeen. Later, he earned a graduate degree in Counseling and Secondary School Administration. Elmer fell in love with Alma Delzer when she was a...