Christopher Presthus

Christopher Presthus, age 39 of Ashton, IA died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Sanford Hospital Sheldon, IA.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, Dec. 22nd from 6 – 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, IA with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. with Fr. John Vakulskas officiating.

In Lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the family for later designation.

Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher “Chris” Alex Presthus was born January 26, 1973 in Algona, Iowa, the son of Ronald and Sandra (Haag) Presthus. He was raised in the Rolfe and Pocahontas, IA area and graduated from Spencer High School in 1991. He attended Iowa State University for one year before entering the United States Army in 1993.

On February 7, 1994 Chris was united in marriage to Kimberly Kay Lamfers in Seoul, South Korea. In 1999 Chris received his honorable discharge from the United States Army and they moved to Ashton, IA. Four children were blessed to this union. Chris graduated from Northwestern College in 2002 with a degree in Elementary Education. He worked as an insurance agent until this past year, when he worked as a Para-Professional Aide at Boyden-Hull Community Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Presthus of Ashton, IA; four children, Ashley, Alexander, Addison and Ainsley, all of Ashton, IA; his mother, Sandra Presthus of Elizabethtown, KY; three brothers, Ben Presthus of Windom, MN, Andy Presthus of Fort Dodge, IA and Josh Presthus of Elizabethtown, KY; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Presthus.

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