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Carol Carol Preikschat

May 6, 1930 - May 11, 2017

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Ethel Carol Preikschat, 87, passed away on May 11, 2017, in Sebastian, Florida. She was the beloved wife of Robert (Bob) A. Preikschat, sharing together 66 years of a joy and love filled marriage.

Carol was born in Dixon, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Lawrence Kling and Ethel Mae Rhodes Kling. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, Illinois) in 1952 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. It was at the beginning of her freshmen year when she met and began dating her future husband, Bob. In 1967, Carol graduated from Drake...

Ethel Carol Preikschat, 87, passed away on May 11, 2017, in Sebastian, Florida. She was the beloved wife of Robert (Bob) A. Preikschat, sharing together 66 years of a joy and love filled marriage.

Carol was born in Dixon, Illinois, the daughter of Carl Lawrence Kling and Ethel Mae Rhodes Kling. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, Illinois) in 1952 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. It was at the beginning of her freshmen year when she met and began dating her future husband, Bob. In 1967, Carol graduated from Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa), with a Master of Music Education degree.

Carol had a long and successful career as a music teacher, first in the Des Moines public school system and then, when Bob's company transferred the family to Atlanta, Georgia, she taught in the DeKalb County public school system. Her last position was as a high school music teacher at Lakeside High School (DeKalb County) from 1970-1980. While at Lakeside, she built a strong choral music program including staging productions of musical theater. Her students were very special to her and she touched many lives through her kindness and interest in them. She also taught piano lessons most of her life, finally stopping when she turned 82.

A life-long Christian, Carol lived her faith through her service. Not only did she sing in church choirs most of her life, but she also served as choir director at many of the churches of which she was a member. She spent six years as the organist for St. Sebastian Catholic Church as well as the organist for Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian, Florida.

She loved to quilt and, as her family was always so important to her, out of love for her grandchildren she made all four of them a special quilt. She made various blankets and gave them away. Playing cards was a life-long hobby.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; children Barb Preikschat Mann (Gary), North Augusta, South Carolina, and Ann Preikschat Webber (George), Melbourne, Florida; grandchildren Jenny Mann Capes (Tim), Andy Mann (Megan), Shannon Webber Cauaspin (A.J.), and Megan Webber Lyczkowski (Jason); five great grandchildren; and sister Marge Kling DeRuyscher, Des Moines, Iowa.

A memorial service is being planned for later this summer to be held at Sebastian Christian Church, Sebastian, Florida.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, Florida (https://sebastianrivermedical.org/).