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Beth Sue PreussAge: 43 years19612005

Beth Sue Preuss
Given names
Birth July 16, 1961 33

Death of a maternal grandmotherTheresa Schaefers
August 17, 1966 (Age 5 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJoseph Leo (Joe) Wille
December 31, 1968 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a son
Nicholas Alexander Leckey
October 25, 1993 (Age 32 years)

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Death May 22, 2005 (Age 43 years)

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Janell R. Wille
Janne Preuss
Donna Preuss
Lynn Preuss
Lee Preuss
Laurie Preuss
Dennis Preuss
Peggy Preuss
Kathy Preuss
Sheila Preuss
Amy Preuss
Family with George Stephen Leckey - View this family
Jennifer Leckey


Zion Lutheran Church Castalia, Iowa Dave L. Lenth, Officiating Pastor Father John Moser, Participant Marlys Hager, Organist Sunday, May 29, 2005 2:00 p.m.

Celebratiori of tlie Llfe of Major Beth (Preuss) Leckey

Beth Sue Preuss was born in West Union, Iowa on July 16, 1961 to Harold and Nell (Wille) Preuss. She died unexpectedly on May 22, 2005 in ~lbuquerque, New Mexico. She grew up on the family farm in rural Castalia, surrounded by her loving parents, siblings, and extended family. She graduated from Postville Hlgh School In 1979 and the Universlty of Iowa in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Following her college graduation, she worked as a Reglstered Nurse at the Unlverslty of Iowa Hospitals before becomlng a Traveling Nurse, worklng at a variety of locations throughout the country. I n 1986 she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she remained in active duty, until her death. Her military assignments included four tours o f duty in the Middle East. Beth received her Master of Science In Nursing degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio, in 1991 and was a certified registered nurse anesthetist, serving as the Ambulatory Surgery Unit Element Chief at Kirtland Air Force Base In Albuquerque at the t h e of her death. Anesthesia "'?s her true love and she was highly respected and v d e d by her peers. She was united in marriage to George Leckey on July , 1988 In Castalla. Durlng the ensuing 17 years, they and their two children, Jennifer, 13 and Nicholas, 11 resided in a number of states, including California, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. She and her family had planned to return to Iowa foilowing her retirement from the Air Force in January 2006 SO they could be close to her extended family. Beth was a warm-healted, energetic individual who loved her nuclear, extended family, and country unconditionally. She was blessed with numerous friends. She loved to travel, was an avid reader, an excellent cook, . and a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Those who had the privilege of knowing her will never forget her. She was a tremendous person and an asset to her country. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband and children; George, Jennifer and Nicholas of Albuquerque; her parents, Harold and Nell Preuss of Castalia and siblings Jeanne (Butch) Tessmer, Elgin, Iowa, Donna (Dan) -Hague, Davenport, Iowa, Lynn (Stanley) Staats, Wapello, Iowa, Lee Preuss, Castalla, Iowa, Laurie (James) Herman, Elkport, Iowa, Dennls (Ann) Preuss, Dunkerton, Iowa, Peggy- (Daniel) Osbom, Janesville, Iowa, Kathy (Wllliam) Wagner, Elgin, Iowa, Sheila (Robert) Burgin, Elgin, Iowa, and l o (Darren) Larson, McGregor, Iowa. Her step-son, Joshua Leckey, ~tep~granddaughter, Ashley Leckey, 19 nieces and nephews, one great niece, 3 great nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive her. Her grandparents, Edward and Florence Preuss and Joseph and Theresa Wille, her maternal aunt, Sister Josanne Wille, and several cousins preceded her in death.

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