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Michael "Mike"

Michael "Mike" E. Precht

d. December 27, 2021

Michael E. Precht “Mike” was born in Dayton, Kentucky on May 10, 1951 to Mary (Rockwell) and Arthur Precht.  He lived in Cincinnati until he was ten.  He moved to Mason, Ohio and attended Mason High School where he graduated in 1969.  He then attended The Ohio State University for 2 years when his father died unexpectedly and he moved back home to help his mother. 

After a few years, he moved back to Columbus.  He worked at the Gables Apartments for a couple of years.  In 1978, he went to work at Seton Square Retirement Center as a maintenance man.  That is where he met his wife of 40 years, Rita, who had two boys that he took on as his own.  They were married on April 16, 1982 and had two girls a couple of years later. 

Mike was a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals and Reds fan and always for The Ohio State Buckeyes.  You could ask him about any sports player and he could tell you the history of the player and the team.

Mike passed away on December 27, 2021 with his children and wife by his side.  He is survived by his wife, Rita; children, Scott Graves, Jason (Danielle) Graves, Kimberly (Matthew) Schmitzer and Michelle (Danielle) Precht; brothers Arthur (Chelle) Precht and Daniel (Barb) Precht; brother in-law Rod (Trish) Sheppard; nephews, Brandon (Ariel) Precht, Justin (Allison) Precht, Ryan (Amanda) Precht, Benjamin Precht and niece, Jamie (Derrik) Sheppard; grandchildren Madison Graves, Jessa Truitt-Graves, Mackenzie Schmitzer, Connor Johnson, Maeghan Graves, Addison Graves, Greyson Schmitzer, Gavin Schmitzer, Emerson Graves, Brantley Graves and Meila Schmitzer and best friends Tony (Karen) Pivowar and Doug Gengrech. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur; mother, Mary and grandma Lena. 

Mike’s Funeral Service will be held 12:00 NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722 with burial following at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard, OH.  Please visit to share your favorite memories of Mike and to send your condolences to the Precht Family.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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5265 Norwich St, Hilliard, OH 43026

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