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Lawrence Pribyl

May 26, 1935 — May 14, 2018

LAWRENCE "LARRY" EDWARD PRIBYL, 82 of Lakewood, CO, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at his home.

Larry was born May 26, 1935, at Paxton, Nebraska to Joseph R. and M. Huberta (Kildare) Pribyl. He graduated from Paxton High School and went on to attend Kansas State University before eventually obtaining his Master's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

On June 29, 1963, Larry was united in marriage to Carolyn Cling. The couple made their home in Lakewood, Colorado where they both worked in education for many years, Larry as an 8th grade English teacher. Larry enjoyed dabbling in real estate sales and golf in the summers and did more following his retirement in the early 1990's. He also enjoyed spending time with his dad farming and working on construction projects. They were good hunting and fishing partners.

Larry was multitalented and enjoyed a broad range of activities. In addition to his love of the outdoors, he always enjoyed the arts, even singing in a barbershop group. Larry had the true heart of an educator and had a way of cultivating and developing people in his everyday interactions, long after he'd left the classroom. One of the greatest perks of retirement was all the time he got to spend with his family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his children, Larry J. Pribyl of Broomfield, CO, Brenda (Rob) Lawson of Silt, CO; grandchildren, Julia Pribyl (fiance, Jared) of Columbia, SC; Rebecca Lawson of Silt, CO, John Lawson (Miriah) of Clifton, CO, and Robbie Lawson of Tampa, FL; sister, Mary Dianne Fox of Paxton; nieces and nephews, Pat Fox, Cathy Fox both of Paxton, Jane (Kelly) Fulcher of Seattle, WA, Scott (Mindy) Cling, and Tammy Cling of Phoenix, AZ; aunt, Marie Bortner of North Platte; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in his memory for later designation. Condolences can be shared online at

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 2 pm at the Paxton Cemetery with Father Bryan Ernest officiating.

Visitation will be Friday, the 18th from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala, NE.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

750 Paxton-Elsie Rd, Paxton, NE 69155

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