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Klaus Erich Preuss

April 7, 1936 — May 4, 2024

Omaha

Klaus Erich Preuss was born April 7, 1936, in Stettin, Germany.  As a child, Klaus fled as a refugee for two years with his mother and brother during WWII.  After the war, they were able to reconnect with his father and the family settled in Flensburg, Germany.  As a young adult, Klaus became a shipbuilder in Bremerhaven, Germany.

 

In 1956, Klaus immigrated to the U.S. and stayed with his aunt in Omaha, Nebraska.  Klaus was soon drafted into the military service.  He served six years as an expert sharpshooter for the Army and received the “Good Conduct” medal.

 

Eventually, Klaus went to a trade school, through journeyman training, and became a large motor electrician.   During this time, Klaus was instrumental in initiating organized soccer in Omaha.  

 

Klaus continued to play soccer into his sixties.  In 2018, Klaus was inducted into the Nebraska Soccer Hall of Fame for Lifetime Achievement, Founder and Coach.

 

Klaus had a great sense of humor and had many friends of all ages.  He was a humble man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather “Opa”.  The lesson he leaves with us:  Try to learn something new each day so it is not a day wasted.  He will be greatly missed.

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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1010 N 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68114

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Burial

Private Service

Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Road, Omaha, NE 68138

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