Gregory Alan Prestenbach, SR
(1957 - 2009)

Gregory Alan Prestenbach SR
Nickname: Greg

Oregon, United States of America
November 25, 1957

January 30, 2009

antiques, motorcycles, cooking, poetry writing, coin, clocks, friends and food.
This site is dedicated to Gregory Prestenbach.

Graveside services will be held for Gregory Alan Prestenbach Sr. of Nehalem on Monday, February 09, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery.

Greg was born November 25, 1957 in Junction City, Kansas to Roy and Patsy (Slaughter) Prestenbach and passed away January 30th, 2009 in Nehalem, Oregon at the age of 51.

Greg grew up and attended Roseburg High School, graduating the class of 1976.

His jobs were as varied as his interests. In his early years he delivered newspapers for the News Review in Roseburg. He also worked as a cook at Casey’s Restaurant.
After relocating to Seaside in 1977 he worked at the Pig and Pancake. He was later hired by Rob’s Restaurant as the head cook at which he was employed for many years.
He also cooked at The Sand Trap restaurant in Gearhart and enjoyed employment at the Seaside Arcade.
Greg was very proud of owning Triple AAA Metals Antique & baseball card shop in Seaside. He found quiet in Nehalem, and moved there in 1990.

His favorite job was dealing with antiques. He was very blessed to find a job that he loved. If there was a garage sale, estate sale, or thrift store – Greg could find it. He was famous for saying “Never pay retail.” When he got an especially great deal on a gift for a loved one he would be sure to tell them it had cost him ‘Thousands and Thousands of dollars’.

Greg is survived by: Loving companion Nancy Espinosa of Salem, Oregon.

5 children: Greg Prestenbach JR. of Lebanon, Oregon. Katie Prestenbach Rogers of Salem, OR. Roy Prestenbach of Salem, OR. Jo’lynn Espinosa of Salem, OR and Ginny Espinosa of Eugene, Oregon.

His father, Roy Prestenbach of La Rouge Lousiana. 1 sister, Linda Prestenbach of Salem, OR. His Aunts: Virginia Hebert and Loree Munoz.
And many other wonderful relatives.

7 grandchildren, Stephen Adkins, Grey Prestenbach, Daniel Prestenbach, Darlene Rogers, Daphne Rogers, Darci Rogers and Cedar Espinosa Suek.

Greg had a whole community of cherished friends who will miss him dearly.

All are invited to the memorial which will be held immediately following the service at 36520 Highway 101 N, Nehalem, OR.

The world is less bright without Greg’s smile and contagious laughter filling our hearts.

Gratitude and love to his cherished friends Debbie Burr, the staff at the Wheeler pharmacy, and Dr. Harry Rinehart and staff at Rinehart Clinic. Their attentive care helped a special person to stay with us a little longer. Arrangements in care of Waud’s Funeral home in Tillamook, Oregon.

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I loved Greg as one loves an uncle. He was always so fun to talk with. A friend to the entire family.
We really miss you Greg.
Hope to see you later buddy.
shauna auditor (friend )
July 29th, 2014
The last time I saw Greg was on the MAX in Portland. He had his kids with him and he was so happy to be on an adventure with them.
Greg was such a resourceful kid when we were growing up. He bought boxes of candy bars at a food wholesaler and would take them to school (Joseph Lane) and sell them at retail. This was pre-candy machines being available to students. Greg and I worked at J&J Market and had a lot of fun avoiding our families. . .
I'm sorry that Greg passed at such a young age. He is such a happy part of my childhood.
Babs (known then as Barbara)
Babs Adamski (Childhood Friend)
February 12th, 2009
This is one of Dad's favorite Johnny Horton songs:

Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.

Big Sam left Seattle in the year of '92,
With George Pratt, his partner, and brother, Billy, too.
They crossed the Yukon River and found the bonanza gold.
Below that old white mountain just a little south-east of Nome.

Sam crossed the majestic mountains to the valleys far below.
He talked to his team of huskies as he mushed on through the snow.
With the northern lights a-running wild in the land of the midnight sun,
Yes, Sam McCord was a mighty man in the year of nineteen-one.

Where the river is winding,
Big nuggets they're finding.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.

Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.

George turned to Sam with his gold in his hand,
Said: "Sam you're a-lookin'at a lonely, lonely man.
"I'd trade all the gold that's buried in this land,
"For one small band of gold to place on sweet little Ginnie's hand.

"'Cos a man needs a woman to love him all the time.
"Remember, Sam, a true love is so hard to find.
"I'd build for my Ginnie, a honeymoon home.
"Below that old white mountain just a little south-east of Nome."

Where the river is winding,
Big nuggets they're finding.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.
North to Alaska,
They're goin' North, the rush is on.

Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
Way up north, (North To Alaska.)
Rogers Katie (Daughter)
February 6th, 2009
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We're here for you if you have any questions about using our service.
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February 6th, 2009
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"" Miss not seeing you at the pharmacy or hearing your voice on my cell phone saying "hey you give me call." It's hard not to look toward your house when I go to work,I keep expecting to see smoke from the chimney. Miss your smile and laughter."
michelle strozyk
October 30th, 2009
"I miss you, your jokes, your laughter, YOU! I wish you had not gone so soon. Cedar still says, "Grandpa's at WalMart, he'll be back." Oh, how I wish that were true. You were an amazing man. I'm blessed to have had you in my life. I love you DAD!"
JoLynn Espinosa
September 21st, 2009
"Nothing I can say will bring you back. Nearly 3 months & I no longer call your phone hoping you'll answer, or so the house feels less lonely, still the tears haven't abated. May this page bring comfort to those of us left. Until we meet again, Dad"
April 15th, 2009
"I miss you buddy! I wish we could share another 20 years of garage sales and tall- tales. You were a GREAT friend and I'm truly sorry you left so early. Always, Your friend, Sherri"
Sherri Auditor
April 14th, 2009
"Dear grandpa, I love you so much, everone misses you Love allways Stinky."
Grey Prestenbach
February 15th, 2009
"Dear Grandpa, hope you have a good time in heaven with God and your old friends"
Daniel Prestenbach
February 15th, 2009
"We will allways Love and Remember you. Hope your riding high on the clouds. Love you Dad"
Mandy Prestenbach
February 15th, 2009


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