Carol A. Bekker


It is with sadness that Preucil School of Music reports the loss of a new and old friend. This past summer Carol A Bekker introduced herself to Doris Preucil. Carol had been quietly coming to Preucil School performances since 1975 when the School was first started. Carol loved music and attended many School events over the years. Carol gifted Preucil School with a donation of $40,000 to be used for student financial aid. Thank you Carol, Rest In Peace.  Click here for Obituary

Joan Marie Wallace Hart


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to alumni students Joseph and Este Hart on the loss of their mother, Joan Hart,  Click here for Obituary

Edith M. (Brenneman) Summers


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to our alumni Kristine Summers Stalter and her two children, Elliot and Elspeth on the loss of Edith Summers, mother and grandmother. We send our deepest sympathies to family and friends.  Kristine, Elliot and Elspeth were students for many years and the family was truly dedicated to the school. Click here for Obituary


Héléne Jolas Soper


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to our alumni Margaret and Tim Soper on the loss of their mother, Héléne Jolas Soper, Helene volunteered and accompanied at the School during “the early years” and remained a dear friend of the School Throughout her life  Click here for Obituary

Patrick “Pat” Robertson


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to the family and friends of Pat Robertson. Pat’s children Callista and Sebastian have been students at Preucil School since 2005. Click here for Obituary

Lillian Davis


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to Robert Davis and his extended family for the loss of his wife, Lillian Davis. Lillian is a former Preucil School of Music parent, Board member, Guild Committee Member, Chair of the Guild Committee and volunteer extraordinaire. Lillian was nominated for and awarded the 2018 Governors Volunteer Award. Click here for 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Award nomination letter.  Click here for Obituary

Paul E. Van Dorpe


Preucil School of Music sends it condolences to our alumni Alex Van Dorpe, Rex Van Dorpe and Angelique Roesch for the loss of their father, Paul E. Van Dorpe.

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Michael H. “Mick” Thompson


It is with much sadness we report the loss of a good friend of Preucil School, Michael Thompson. In 2014, Michael, his wife Judy and their family established the “Stacy L Thompson Memorial Fund” in memory of their daughter, Dr. Stacy L. Thompson. The endowed fund honors the memory of Stacy, a local eye surgeon, active community supporter and former member of the Preucil School of Music Guild. 

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David Mark Rasmussen


Our condolences to Tabitha Rasmussen (Violin/Viola Faculty) and her family for the loss of her father, David Mark Rasmussen.

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Raymond Lloyd Conklin


Our condolences to Scott Conklin (Violin Faculty) and his family for the loss of his father, Raymond Lloyd Conklin.

Akiko Takeda


Our condolences to Chiaki Kubota (Piano Faculty) and her family for the loss of her mother, Akiko Takeda.

Akiko passed away on April 20, 2018. She loved Theater, Opera, Musicals and Music.

Ron Reed


We are saddened to report the loss of a great friend of Preucil School of Music.  Ron Reed, former Trustee and Board President passed away February 5, 2018.  Ron served on the Board from 1999 to 2010 and as Board President from 2000 to 2010. Ron led the school through some exciting and challenging times. During his tenure, funds were raised to build the North Campus building, the building was built and the 2008 financial crisis was endured.  Ron worked tirelessly supporting the School’s Management and leading the Board through some tough financial decisions. Ron’s contribution to Preucil School of Music is evident today in many ways from the wonderful North Campus Building and the secure financial position the school is in today. On behalf of all alumni, students, future students, families, faculty, staff, Trustees and Guild members; thank you Ron for all you have done for Preucil School of Music.  You can find Ron’s obituary at

Christian Meriwether Kennedy

Our condolences go out the parents and family of  Christian Meriwether Kennedy, former Preucil School of Music cello student who passed away on November 27, 2017.!/Obituary

Richard W. Felsing

Our deeptest sympathy to Christie Felsing on the loss of her father Richard W. Felsing, who passed away on September 27, 2017

Kristina Rose Hart (Alumni)

Our deepest sympathy to Michael and Joan (Wallace) Hart on the loss of their daughter, Kristina Rose Hart, who passed away on September 23, 2017.

Chong Gong Ying, 7/22/33-4/25/2017

Husband of Gwen Ying, retired PSM faculty

Richard S. Rhinehart, 7/4/27–1/18/2017

Father of Roxanne Boysen, Preucil Guild member

Louis W.F. Hayward (son of harp student, Nona France)

Our deepest sympathy to Nona France on the loss of her son, Louis W.F. Hayward, who passed away on October 10, 2016.
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