The Preuss family lost Art Preuss, our Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Friend and Confidant. But to many people, he will be remembered simply as “Coach.”
While he was an advertising and marketing executive in Grand Rapids, MI and Scottsdale, AZ, Art will be best remembered as an amazing father of seven children, teacher and life-long basketball coach. He taught at St. Agnes Elementary and Central Arizona College before focusing on coaching girls’ varsity basketball. He coached hundreds of young athletes at Forest Hills Northern High School in Michigan, Pinnacle High School and Notre Dame Prep High School. He taught the skills of basketball but also how to be a good person, which was always his true goal of coaching.
“Coach” will be sorely missed, but he will continue to lead us from above as we follow the example of love, service and integrity he left behind.
Arthur Francis Preuss (75) passed away suddenly on Friday, February 4th in Scottsdale, AZ. Art was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to Phoenix, AZ at the age of 10. Art attended Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix College and Arizona State University. After college, Art spent 20 years in Rockford, MI and the last 23 years in Scottsdale, AZ. He is survived by his wife (Valerie), brother (Clete), step-mother (Carol), seven children (David, Dan, Dominic, Devney, Danielle, Doc and Dustin), nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial mass will be held on February 25, 2022 at 10:30 am at the Franciscan Renewal Center. The Casa is located at 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, with a reception to follow.
Flowers may be sent to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home or donations to: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Arizona.