George R. Pribyl, age 75, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home, REM South Central Services Group Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Masks or face coverings are required, and attendees must following social distancing guidelines. Capacity limitations will also be observed. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home's website.
George Robert Pribyl was born July 31, 1945 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to John "Jack" and Doris (Elsenpeter) Pribyl. George made his home in Maple Lake, where he attended school at St. Timothy Catholic School. He then went to work at the Carlson Doll Factory. During the summer, George always looked forward to spending time at Camp Friendship, where he was one of their first employees and eventually attended as a camper. George moved to Golden Valley, where he was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Crystal. Through Opportunity Workshop, George received training for his future work endeavors at Wendy's and then at McDonald's in Golden Valley. He remained working at McDonald's for 17 years. In 2012, George moved to his current home in Buffalo. In his spare time, George enjoyed bowling in Golden Valley, attending bible studies, cheering on the Minnesota Twins, and watching the Harlem Globetrotters. George was also a huge Elvis fan. George loved company and was always up for visiting with family and friends. Watching parades and similar festivities were something he always looked forward to. Maple Lake's Saint Patrick's Day Parade and the Pribyl 4th of July Tractor Parade were among his favorites. George always liked to attend church festivals and activities and loved the time he was able to spend with his St. Timothy classmates at their 50th Class Reunion.
George is survived by his siblings, John (Barb) Pribyl of Crosslake, Marie (Randy) Mavencamp of Maple Lake, Margi (special friend, Larry Czarnecki) Kronquist of Maple Lake, Fred (special friend, Martha Ocampo) Pribyl of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Ted (Angie) Pribyl of Maple Lake; many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, caregivers, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Doris; infant sister, Susan; infant great-niece, Kesha Marie; and brother-in-law, Kevin Kronquist.
George's nieces and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Krista Elsenpeter and Anne Pribyl will provide music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake.
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