Richard Pribyl

1962 - 2021


Richard (Rich) Pribyl,  son of Tom Pribyl Jr of Jackson and the late Marilyn Pribyl formerly of Jackson, passed away at his Lakefield home on April 2, 2021.   No services will be held at this time.
Rich was born on February 19,1962 in Jackson.  He excelled in football, hockey and baseball in his middle school years.  
After graduating from Jackson High School in 1980, he travelled to Oklahoma to work on the oil rigs. He returned and settled in the Jackson area.
Rich was an avid hunter and angler.  He cherished his time with his black lab dogs, Holly & Maggie at his side.
Rich was passionate about cooking and also enjoyed intently reading the newspaper.
Rich is survived by his father, Tom Pribyl Jr of Jackson, brother Mike ( Nicki) Pribyl of Jackson and his sister Wendy ( Manny) Habib of Stillwater and three nieces Rachel, Hannah and Sarah along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  
Rich is preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Pribyl, grandparents Tom Pribyl Sr and Lillian Pribyl, Richard “Dick” Waswo and Rylda “ Riley” Waswo and two uncles Frank Pribyl and Larry Pribyl.


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Patty Morton

April 6, 2021 9:48 PM

Dear Tom , Mike and Wendy. I am saddened for the loss of Butchie. It had been years since we talked. But in the day we were together everyday It was good times . When I hear his name I smile and laugh. RIP BUTCHIE. LOVE. P. Morty.

Kathy Overaas

April 6, 2021 10:02 AM

Tom, Wendy &  Mike,

On behalf of Eric, myself and the Class of 1980, please accept our condolences on the sudden passing of Rich.  Many great  memories of "Butchie"  as a classmate and friend through high school, hanging at the county parks & with friends.    His love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing and spending time with his labs was definitely passed on from you Tom.     May your memories bring you peace and comfort at this time and in the days & weeks ahead.   Hugs & prayers to you all.      Eric & Kathy Overaas,   JHS Class of 1980

Cindy Tewes-Botterill

April 5, 2021 8:35 PM

Dear Tom, Wendy and Michael.
My heart is broken!  When a goodbye is so unexpected and sudden, we can't help remembering how fragile life is...
Rich texted me during the Boulder, Colorado shootings "Are you alright?"  I responded "Yes, too close to work.  Senseless!"  Then later I sent pictures of the memorials and thought it was odd he didn't respond.  
I hope you know that quietly, tenderly I share your sadness.
I will eat walleye, listen to music, hug my black lab and forever miss my friend.
With Sympathy, Cindy Tewes-Botterill

Bob & Dorothy Svoboda

April 5, 2021 1:27 PM

Our sympaty to Tommy, Mike & Wendy in the loss of your son and brother, Bob & Dorothy Svoboda

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