Classic Video Content Coming Soon

On November 16th of 2012, Bernie Prebynski, who operated DeKalb TV from 1998 thru 2012, passed away unexpectedly. Over these 15 years, he created a video archive of local events including sports, community activities, musical performances, faith-based services, and various other programs.

One of Bernie’s passions in life was making a positive difference in the community and in the lives of others. Many of us were part of or know someone who participated in these events. To carry on Bernie’s legacy of “paying it forward,” the video archive will be made available for viewing over the coming months to share with your family and friends.

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We would like to thank the many sponsors who supported DeKalb TV over the years, local cable channel provider Mediacom, Auburn Essential Services for their continued support and resources, and you for watching. We hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday season.

— The Prebynski Family

Bernard J. “Bernie” Prebynski

Bernard J “Bernie” Prebynski, 57 of Auburn died Friday November 16, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born in Akron, OH on December 26, 1954 to Bernard and Pearl (Miklos) Prebynski. His father has passed away and his mother survives in Akron, OH.

Bernie worked in sales for Covington Box and Packaging in Waterloo. He owned and operated DeKalb TV, serving Northeast Indiana covering numerous local sporting and community events. He volunteered and coached with many youth sports leagues throughout DeKalb County. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn, the Knights of Columbus and Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana.

He married Maureen Pecko on September 16, 1978 in Akron, OH and she survives in Auburn.

He is also survived by 3 sons, Joseph Ryan Prebynski of Grand Prairie, TX, Brandon Shane Prebynski of San Francisco, CA and Ethan Ross Prebynski of Auburn; a sister, Susan (David) Witt of Uniontown, OH; 2 brothers Garry (Vickie) Prebynski of Akron, OH, Mike (Brenda) Prebynski of Barberton, OH; brothers and sisters in laws, Joanne Skadra of Lodi, OH, Jerry and Becky Pecko of Barberton, OH, Sue and Jim Ross of North Canton, OH and Joe and Kitty Pecko of Fort Lauderdale, FL, there are also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and his In Laws, Joe and Ann Pecko.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday November 20, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn with Father Derrick Sneyd officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, OH on Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 1 PM. Calling is Monday from 3 to 8 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street, Auburn, IN and also 1 hour prior to the mass at the church Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM. Preferred memorials can be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Born: Sun Dec 26, 1954
Died: Fri Nov 16, 2012


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon Nov 19, 2012
Location: Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue Nov 20, 2012
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue Nov 20, 2012
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church


1:00 pm Wed Nov 21, 2012
Location: Holy Cross Cemetary (Akron, OH)

[Link to Feller & Clark]

– We love you, Dad.