Everyone at Cowsmopolitan extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Wisconsin Holstein Breeder David Preder of Plymouth, who passed away on April 29th from cancer.
David L Preder, age 64, of rural Plymouth was called home to eternal rest to join his Lord Jesus and son Adam Preder on April 29, 2017 after a courageous battle with primary colon cancer.
David was born on October 5, 1952 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, the second oldest child of the Late Edwin “Eddie” and Bernice Preder.
In June, 1972, David married Bonnie Lautenschlaeger. They had two children; Cathy Jo Linda (Brass) and the late Adam Preder.
September 27, 1987 David was united in marriage to Yvonne (Bohnhoff). David and Yvonne went after their dream of building a hobby farm from its beginning on land made available to them from Yvonne’s father, the late Wilbur Bohnhoff. Hence the name of the farm was Scenic-Moraine; as the contour of the land lies amongst the well-known Kettle Moraine State Forest.
David graduated from New Holstein High School in 1970 and attended the UW Madison Farm and Industry Short Course in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduation David utilized his talents as a herdsman/herd manager for well-known registered Holstein breeders such as Lakeside Farms, Illingdale Farms, and Siemers Holsteins. In February, 1994 David followed his dream of becoming an artificial insemination technician for NorthStar Select Sires and provided and represented the finest of bovine genetics for farmers in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties. For 23 years he bred cows and worked every holiday and weekend to provide the best service he could for his respected clientele. His nickname “golden arm” in his earlier days of breeding held true to his attention to detail.
David also fulfilled his dream of breeding and owning the finest in red and white Holstein genetics as a partner with his wife Yvonne and brother in law Rodney Bohnhoff. These genetics known as Scenic-Edge Holsteins won numerous All-American nominations and received the prestigious award of Junior Champion at the largest dairy show on earth; World Dairy Expo in 2009. David’s two highly accomplished awards include Sheboygan County Distinguished Holstein Breeder in 2004 and the Larry Moore Master Breeder Award presented by the National Red and White Dairy Cattle Association in 2010.David was also very proud to have bred and owned the 2011 and 2012 Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity winners. David was also a yearly supporter of the Sheboygan County 4-H Fair Junior Dairy Division and the Sheboygan County Holstein Futurity. David was a lifetime member of the County, State, and National Holstein Associations and the Red and White Dairy Cattle Association (RWDCA).
David is survived by: His wife, Yvonne of 29 years; Daughter, Cathy Jo (Mark) Brass; Grandson, Logan Brass; Sister, Nancy Krahn (special friend Bruce Froh); Brothers: Garry (Kim), Roger (Debra), and Donald Preder; Sisters-in-law: Maribeth Witkowski and Francha (Dean) Dallman; Brothers-in-law: Gene (Kathy) Bohnhoff, Randy Bohnhoff and Rodney Bohnhoff. He is further survived by his godfather, Lloyd (Darlene) Rumpff, and godmother, Lorraine Meyer, along with other aunts, uncles numerous nieces, nephews and friends around the world.
Preceding David in death were: His son, Adam; Parents, Eddie and Bernice Preder; Godson, Jeremy Krahn; and Mother and Father- in- law, Jeanette and Wilbur Bohnhoff.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (May 9, 2017) at 6:00 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Rev. John Schultz will officiate. Burial will be in Winooski Cemetery in the Town of Lyndon.
Visitation will take place at CHURCH on Tuesday (May 9) from 2:00 P.M. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in the name of David L Preder is being established.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com
The family of David L Preder would like to thank the oncology staff at the Aurora Cancer Care of Grafton; notably, Dr Corey Shamah and the RN staff of Ann, Chris, Tara, and Amy. Aurora Hospice-At-Home and its staff of RN Karen and NA Jessica. Your kind words and gentle hands made the journey much easier to walk.