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In Loving Memory

Preuhs, Christopher William Thomas

Christopher Preuhs, 40, of Imperial MO, passed peacefully at his home September 22, 2023.

Chris was born May 14, 1983, in Mankato, MN to his loving parents Elroy and Michele (Andersen) Preuhs.

He attended Windsor Elementary, Middle, and High Schools graduating in 2001. Continued his education at the University of Missouri St. Louis, working his way through college and graduating Cum Laude in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management. Chris was employed by Siemens PLM Software in 2008 later joining Siemens Digital Industries Software as a Senior Data Analyst. He was extremely proud of his 15 year career at Siemens enjoying the technical challenge of the workplace as well as the personnel he worked with. Chris looked forward each year to golf, playing with his coworkers on the Siemens golf league.

Growing up Chris enjoyed playing street hockey, basketball, football and baseball with family, friends and neighbors. Played Khoury League baseball for several years then rink roller hockey. Chris was a member of Boy Scouts taking first place in an annual pinewood derby race. He played football for 2 years in junior high school. Chris had a love for travel and adventure instilled in him by his parents with many family trips to Minnesota, Florida and North Carolina. Other family trips included travel to the Black Hills SD, Washington DC, Northern WI and MN, London UK and Pairs FR. He also enjoyed traveling with friends, a fly-in fishing trip to Canada, river float trips and camping. Later he traveled for his job and personal vacations. Chris was also an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team making several trips to MN with friends to watch the Vikings practice in preseason training camps. Chris had a love of music, sports, video games, collectibles and clothing.  Building Lego sets was a recent addition to his list of hobbies which he used to bring focus and solace to his life. He truly had a kind and gracious heart.

Chris is survived by his father, Elroy Preuhs of Imperial MO; sister, Leia (Preuhs) Besancenez of St Louis MO; brother, Andrew Preuhs of Eureka MO; companion, Tiffany Dale and her daughter Emma.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Michele (Andersen) Preuhs.

Rest in Peace our loved one! May the wind be always at your back. May the Sun warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Services; Memorial visitation will be held at Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Saturday October 7, from 12:30 p.m.PM until time of service at 2PM.


5 thoughts on “Preuhs, Christopher William Thomas”

  1. My condolences and sympaty go out to the Preuhs family. Elroy, Leia, and Andrew. Chris will be dearly missed but keep him in your hearts. I do not know the family other than Elroy. Elroy and I grew up together since kindergarten but he has told me stories of this kids that makes it seem like I know each and every one of them! God bless this family for the heartache they have endured in the past few years! God Bless Chris R.I..P.

  2. Elroy, we were so sad to hear of Chris’s passing. We read the obituary and it is filled with beautiful memories and experiences. He was taken from your family too soon in life, but take solace in knowing he is with Michele.


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