Preston Craig Stelter

1990 ~ 2022

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1990 ~ 2022

Preston unexpectedly but peacefully left this mortal life in his sleep on the morning of December 30, 2022. Our hearts are broken, but we find comfort in the many memories and experiences we shared with him and the love he showed to all around him. Preston truly was a friend to all. He found happiness in finding ways to brighten another person’s day, whether he knew them or not. He simply enjoyed seeing others smile.

He is survived by the loves of his life Tiffany and her beautiful daughter Avery; his father Craig; his mother Robyn, husband Steve; his brother Cameron, wife Lorianne and their daughters Tatum and Jada; his brother Andrew; his sister Janessah; and his favorite dog Carl. He is preceded in death by his nephew Carter; his Grandfathers Charles and Joseph; his Grandmothers Marilyn and Marlene; and his Great Aunt Norma.

Preston was born on November 28, 1990, the youngest of three sons. He was the peacemaker in our family and always knew how to make us smile. For years, he and his brothers expressed their desire to have a sister. This desire was shared by their parents and in 2007, after many years of waiting, 3-year old Janessah joined our family. Her addition gave our family a feeling of completeness. Preston and Janessah have always had a special relationship. He felt great pride in being a brother, bonus parent, and mentor to his younger sister.

From the time he could walk, Preston’s life revolved around sports. In his early days, he would spend every minute his parents would allow playing basketball. Whether it was practicing dunks in the laundry room of our West Valley home, trying out new trick shots on the door hoop in his bedroom, or perfecting his form from deep on the backyard court of our West Jordan home, Preston was rarely seen without a basketball in his hands. Some of his most cherished memories were made while playing high school basketball at Copper Hills with some of his closest friends. As the years went by, he could be found playing in men’s leagues across the Salt Lake valley and could never pass up the opportunity to duel with his brother Cameron in a 3-point contest.

Preston was an avid Utah football fan and made many memories watching and traveling to games with friends and family. He was passionate and superstitious, always changing up his routine after a loss. He loved to mess with fellow Ute fans, especially his brother Cameron, often wearing an Oregon Ducks shirt under his Utah gear along with his Ducks sunglasses. Preston was also a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, never wavering in his fandom after selecting them as his team as a child. One of his fondest memories was made in 2021, when he cheered on his Eagles in person against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Preston and Tiffany met during the summer of 2018, their first date being the July 4th celebration at West Jordan City park. They quickly fell in love and began building a life together. Tiffany and Avery were a blessing in his life and motivated him to become his best self.

When not playing sports, Preston loved getting outside and experiencing new things. He loved camping and looked forward to summer camping trips with Tiffany’s family and his friends. He enjoyed thrill activities including parasailing and skydiving, which he did in Hawaii, and roller coasters at the many theme parks he was able to visit.

Hawaii will always hold a special place in our hearts. It was a place that Preston felt true peace and happiness. Preston served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Honolulu, Hawaii mission from 2010 to 2012. This opportunity allowed him to develop a deep love for the Hawaiian Islands, its people and its incredible culture. He maintained many friendships with those he had the opportunity to serve. Just one month ago, Preston returned to Hawaii with his beloved Tiffany. While on this trip, Tiffany accepted his marriage proposal while on stage learning a native dance with some of Preston’s Hawaiian friends. This was truly one of the happiest moments of his life and we are thrilled they were able to experience Hawaii together before his passing.

We will be celebrating Preston’s life on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 12-2pm at The Chateau at Le Jardin (1910 E Dimple Dell Rd, Sandy, UT, 84092). We invite all who wish to celebrate Preston to join us. Please dress casual and/or sport your favorite Utes, Eagles, or Hawaiian gear.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Preston’s memory to one of his favorite organizations:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah:

Make-a-Wish Utah:

Any Go Fund me for someone in need

Private funeral services will be held separately for immediate family with interment at Riverton City Cemetery.


I worked with Preston at Jacobsen Construction. He was a great colleague - hard working, good for a laugh, and a patient listener. I am saddened his time on earth is done. I pray for peace and comfort for Preston's family.

- Meredith Nickle

Sending all the love and prayers. We love you, Preston. Give big hugs to Grandma and Grandpa Christensen for us, and thank you for being such a wonderful person. I will always cherish the family memories we have, especially getting to see and hug you in Hawaii while you were in your mission.

- Shauna Haddock

I worked with Preston at Jacobsen Construction. While I didn't know him well, I was impressed with his positive attitude and happy disposition. Hoping for peace and solace for his family and fiancée.

- Monique Davis

Gone way too soon! I will miss that pure smile and his "helpful" and "loving" attitude. It was nice to learn more about Preston, his family and his talents, and passions. What an accomplished individual, who will be missed each day! Thanks Preston for being my friend! Till we meet again brother. Tommy

- Tommy Auger

I worked with Preston at Jacobsen Construction, and my daughter worked even more directly with Preston in the HR department during the pandemic lockdown. I truly loved seeing Preston's smile around the office and was heartbroken to hear of his passing. His professionalism and kindness are two things that stood out to me with each interaction. I also truly appreciate and am so grateful for his friendship and comradery as a co-worker for my daughter, who was just out of college, during a time when there weren't many people working in offices. She often came home and commented that she was grateful to have him working with her and how kind he always was as she learned how to do her job. I will miss Preston and pray for comfort for his family and loved ones.

- Amy Christensen

We are so very sorry for your loss. Preston was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We send our love and our deepest condolences

- Barb and Myles Alspaugh

We were his Hawaii family. He was my “haole”boy. Still in shock but I know we’ll see each other again someday. We miss you so much. Our trips to Utah will never be the same. Much love and ALOHA to Tiffany and your entire family. Until we meet again my boy.

- Sweet McKee

Sending your family our love and sympathy at this time. Nothing harder than losing a child. I hope you feel our prayers and the comfort of our Savior.

- Gretchen Selcho

I am truly so sorry for your loss. How as a parent do you handle the loss of one of your children? May our Father in Heaven buoy you up as your heal & continue you as parents, brothers, sister, Fiancé & future dad. My prayers go out to all of you. Preston has a big kind loving soul. I enjoyed him when I coached him. I really enjoyed our talks & texts in these last 10 years. He truly is a blessed and gracious person.


Mike Heagren

- Mike Heagren