March 28, 1964 - April 5, 2022
Michael “Mike” Prestby, 58 of Mason City passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Burnsville, MN. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City, IA with Rev. Neil Bonkoski officiating. A livestream of the services will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/HoganBremerMooreColonialChapel/ Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2022 at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be directed in care of the family. Michael “Mike” Duane Prestby was born March 28, 1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Duane and Betty (Peterson) Prestby. Growing up in the Minneapolis area, Mike graduated from Minnehaha Academy, continuing his education at Northwestern University, St. Paul. On March 10, 1984 he married the love of his life, Wanda Hotchkiss at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, MN. The couple had four children, Karen, Kim, Kaleb and Kristen. For more than 20 years Mike served as a youth pastor and ran a group home for troubled teens in Minneapolis. He took great pride in caring for youth and helping them through rough times. His pastoral service brought the family to Mason City in 1999 where he continued to serve in such roles, including officiating countless weddings and funerals during his career. Many knew Mike for his love of magic. With his performances all over the Midwest he was able to share the magic he so deeply loved with countless families and children. One of his other passions was for traveling. He had driven school bus for many years and began working as a coach driver, which took him all over the country. Sharing adventures and caring for his passengers brought him joy. But, most of all, Mike’s life and love was with his family. He was their go to, knowing that whatever needed to be done, Mike would manage. He cherished becoming a grandpa to his many beloved grandchildren and never turned down the opportunity to share a little magic with them, too. Those surviving are his beloved wife of 38 years, Wanda; children, Karen (Garrett) Roegner of Manly, Kim Prestby, Kaleb Prestby, and Kristen (Jeff Christie) Prestby all of Mason City; grandchildren, Adam, Jakob, Isaiah, Nikko, Chloe, Hailey, Jayce, Ayden and Brooklyn; siblings, Todd Prestby and Barbara (Shaun) Sieben; sister-in-law, Linda (Greg) Leef; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Justin Prestby; brother-in-law, Larry Hotchkiss; and honorary brother, Danny Garcia.
Michael “Mike” Prestby, 58 of Mason City passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in Burnsville, MN. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City,... View Obituary & Service Information
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