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George Preletz

Died: Sunday, July 19, 2009
Age: 91
George Preletz, 91, of Attica, recently of Lapeer, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Lapeer Regional Medical Center.

George was born on April 19, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of Vit and Mary Preletz. He grew up in Detroit. He lived in Attica for 53 years.

He married Frances Lucille Black on September 23, 1939 in Imlay City.

George worked for Chrysler Motors Jefferson Plant in Detroit for 30+ years as a payroll/accountant. He went into partnership with Harry Urich at the Imlay City Accountant/Bookkeeping Service. When that ended he opened up George Preletz Tax & Accounting Services in Attica and worked there for 40+ years. He was a member of the Shriners Elf-Khurafeh Temple and a life member of Attica Free & Accepted Masons and a member of Scottish Rite and the Hillbilly Lodge. He helped build the Attica Masonic Hall. He drove a Tin Lizzie in parades.

George enjoyed dancing, playing his harmonica, fishing and collecting old cars, especially Studebakers and La Salles. He also spoke Croatian as an interpreter for Lapeer County. He was a volunteer firefighter and Constable for Attica Township.

George is survived by his wife, Lucille Preletz of Lapeer; daughters, Deanna (Jerry) Rayment of Attica and Beverly Ford of Attica; grandchildren, Gregory (Sandy) Ford and Patti Corbin; 10 great-grandchildren, Johnathon, Angela, Sarah, Krystal, Andrea, Kurt, Abbie, Ricky, Jimmy and Timothy; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jasmynn and Jakob. He is preceded in death by his parents, Vit and Mary Preletz; brothers, Vit Preletz, Paul Preletz and Vincent Preletz; and sisters, Mildred Skinner and Katie Ziaya.

A Masonic Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at Attica Township Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City.
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