Preite Jr., Julius John

Julius John Preite Jr.

January 8, 1943 – August 11, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Julius J. Preite of Yucca Valley, CA has sadly passed away at the age of 74.

He was born and grew up in Havre, MT. A graduate of University of Montana in Missoula, he held a triple major and Master’s Degree in music. He was indeed a musician’s musician known for his expertise on brass, string, and woodwind instruments, as well as vocals. He performed music weekly in the desert area until his untimely death.

Julius is survived by his loving family members. Wife and music partner Sylvia. Children Julius Preite III, Paige Vaughn (James), Perrin Preite. Grandchildren Micah, Mazie, Abigail, and Curtis. Brothers Richard, Steve, and Dan Preite, as well as Carl Bear. Sisters Rosemarie Painter (Scott), and Mary Lou Plovanic (Michael). He is also survived by numerous close cousins and many friends.

Our man of music now resides in Heaven, and forever in our hearts.

There will be a Celebration of Life in honor of Julius held on Sunday September 17, 2017 at 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Trilussa Ristorante in Cathedral City. Please RSVP to

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