Deacon Otto and Jo Ann (Koressel) Preske celebrated 50 years of marriage on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
The Preskes were married Nov. 22, 1962, in a wedding officiated by Deacon Preske’s uncle, Father Bede Stocker, OSB, in Evansville, Ind. They have one son, Erik, and two grandchildren.
The Preskes have lived in Gatlinburg for the last 36 years, where Deacon Preske has a woodcarving shop in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Deacon and Mrs. Preske are members of Good Shepherd Parish in Newport. Deacon Preske also celebrated 27 years as a deacon on Nov. 30.