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Chad E. Presthus

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January 9, 1972- January 3, 2022

A Funeral Service for Chad Presthus, 49 of Algona, was held Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with burial at Riverview Cemetery. The funeral was live streamed on Trinity Lutheran’s YouTube page

Chad Edward Presthus was born Jan. 9, 1972, in Algona, son of Randy Presthus and Karla (Peter) Kern. He grew up in Algona and attended Algona High School. Chad was married to Laura Lenz on Sept. 19, 1998, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.

Chad was a longtime employee of Snap-on Tools along with owning and operating the Candlelight Lounge with Laura. Chad loved being with his family and had a contagious sense of humor. He enjoyed entertaining, barbecuing, taking trips on his Harley and he was a competitive game player especially at darts. He also enjoyed listening to his favorite music and he was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan.

Chad E. Presthus died Jan. 3, 2022, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City at the age of 49. 

He is survived by his wife Laura of Algona; three children, Matthew (Kayla) Presthus of Bradenton, Fla., Katelyn Presthus and Seth Presthus of Algona; two grandsons, Damon and Levi Presthus; his mother, Karla (Dean) Kern of Algona; and his father, Randy (Sandy) Presthus of Englewood, Fla. He is also survived by his step-mother-in-law, Sue Lenz of Algona; three sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Nick Bormann) Lenz, Erin Lenz and Molly Lenz, all of Algona; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Jean Lenz; his father-in-law, Paul Lenz; and his grandparents.

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at







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