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Rhoda Addie Preen

Obituary for Rhoda Addie Preen

July 6, 1936 - October 16, 2019
Olmsted Township, Ohio | Age 83

Beloved Wife, Loving Mother, Devoted Oma


Rhoda Addie Preen (nee Nickel), age 83 of Olmsted Twp. Deeply beloved wife of Klaus; born to Roger and Anna Nickel (nee Wiedenhoeft); very loving mother of Miriam (Daryl), Martin (Amy), and Melissa; devoted grandmother, "Oma," to Zachary and Annabelle; dear sister of the "Nickel Nine" -- Lois (Bill, deceased), Eunice (Jim, deceased), Genevieve (Bill), Ruth (Clyde), Grace (Jim, deceased), Charlotte (Don, deceased), and the late Dorothea (Ken, deceased) and Thekla (Jim); special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews; loved friend to many. Rhoda passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, with her beloved Klaus by her side. She was a devoted stay-at-home mom until her children graduated from high school. She loved to prepare family meals, and her baking was to die for, especially her coffee cake and dream bars! Rhoda had a passion for classical music, a lovely soprano voice, and was an avid attendee of local musical performances. She was an enthusiastic fan of the Cleveland Indians and could share memories of the 1948 and 1954 Tribe and beyond. She was an amazing dancer, particularly Polkas! Rhoda made every holiday special for her family, especially Christmas. She had a very kind heart, a memorable laugh, and loved whimsical things. She was a joyful and adventurous traveler with Klaus and her family around the U.S. and abroad, leaving cherished memories forever. Rhoda was born into the Lutheran faith and remained a devoted and faithful member all her life. This helped her remain at peace until she was called to her Heavenly home. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Beckerath Organ Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment to follow at Elmhurst Park Cemetery, 32787 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. 440-937-6175

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