Helen Christine Preston was born February 9, 1916 in Chicago, IL to Hans and Caroline (Taft) Peterson. At a young age she moved with her family to Badger, SD. She attended school at Badger and completed Junior High School in Mitchell. On September 4, 1938 she married Francis Preston in Mitchell. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Karen) Preston, Wentzville, MO; two grandchildren: Michelle “Shelly” (David) Hays and Stephanie (Kevin) Feissner, three great-grandchildren: Robert and Taylor Hays and Nicholas “Nick” Gaeke, one brother, Jim (Naoma) Peterson, Aberdeen and one sister, Evelyn Hinders, Grants Pass, OR.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, her daughter, Marlys Stoebner, infant son, Douglas, twin sister, Alice Miles and sister, Nancy Townsend.