Alexander Joseph Prelas, 32, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
Alex was born on April 19, 1988 in Columbia, the son of Mark Prelas and Rosemary Roberts. He was a 2006 graduate of Hickman High School. He attended the University of Missouri in the Fall of 2006, majoring in Psychology, wanting to work with disabled children. Alex was an avid hunter and enjoyed camping and hiking. He also enjoyed gunsmithing and performing gun appraisals. He enjoyed life to the fullest and had a great sense of humor. He loved listening to classic rock music. Alex had a big heart and was kind to everyone he met.
Alex is survived by his parents; a sister, Natalia K. Prelas of Columbia; aunts, Ines Prelas, Joann Thoming, Chris Vojnovich and Karen Veatch and many cousins and family members of choice. He is also survived by Grandmother Mary Collins, Aunt Leslie Houttuin and Uncle Steve Brookins.
A Celebration of Life is planned when allowed by the health restrictions.
As per Alex’s wishes, memorial contributions are asked to be made to your local Food Bank.
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