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Morley "Prepp" Preppernau Jr.

 

December 15, 2022

Morley "Prepp" Preppernau Jr.

Morley "Prepp" Preppernau Jr. passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his beloved wife, Jane, on November 30, 2022 after a long standing illness.

Prepp was born on January 11, 1943 to Morley and Audrey Preppernau, in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Shelton High School in 1961 and later attended Olympic Junior College and Saint Martin's College. Prepp served in the United States Army, serving in Darmstadt Germany. Prepp was an active member of the Mason County community, spending much of his childhood in the Hood Canal area.

His hobbies included golf, water skiing, and boating in the Puget Sound. Prepp was instrumental in developing the youth soccer program in Mason County and South Mason Youth Soccer Park and was active in both the South Mason Youth Soccer and Kitsap Peninsula Youth Soccer boards.

He was the recipient of the Washington State Administrator of the Year award in 1996 for his involvement in Washington State Youth Soccer. Prepp loved living in Mason County and had a particular fondness for Harstine Island, where he resided for more than 40 years. He was previously recognized by the Harstine Community Club as an honored citizen.

He was the owner of Sheltonville Properties, serving in the community as real estate broker and appraiser throughout his career. Prepp will be remembered fondly for his sense of humor, love of the community and family.

Prepp is preceded in death by his parents, Morley Preppernau Sr. and Audrey Preppernau and his sister Phyliss Killingbeck. He is survived by his wife, Jane Preppernau and his children, Heidi Pickering, Staci Holstine, Ian Preppernau, Mike Heymann and Mindi Pope, his grandchildren, Rachael Newman, Tayson Pickering, Ellie Holstine, and Ashlyn Pickering, and his brother Reid Preppernau.

Memorial arrangements will be planned at a future date.

 

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