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Norman Przybilla

June 08, 1931 - March 28, 2017

Visitation - Friday

March 31, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Saturday

April 01, 2017
- 11:00 AM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Norman Przybilla

June 08, 1931 - March 28, 2017


Norman Przybilla passed away at Essentia Hospital on Tuesday March 28, 2017.

He was born in Buckman, MN to Nicholas Benigna (Langer) Przybilla on June 8, 1931. After his father’s death the family moved to Little Falls, MN where he received his education. After graduating from high school he spent a year in Alaska, on retuning he attended MSUM in Moorhead-football and baseball were his sports. During his stint in the Army at Fort Bliss, TX, he and Margaret (Bette) Bemis were married July 2, 1955. Upon his discharge in November 1956 they traveled back to Minnesota with their baby son David. Norm was hired as a teacher in the Fargo Public School system in 1957 and they lived in Fargo for the rest of his teaching career with another son Michael and daughter Lisa. He taught carpentry and building trades at Fargo North High School for 36 years. He was honored to be elected to the North High Hall of Fame in 2012. He retired in 1993. Building houses and all kinds of woodworking were his major interests. He also enjoyed hunting turkeys, pheasants, and ducks in the fall, and fishing trips in the summer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Urban and Claude and sisters, Dorothy, Evelyn, and Naomi. A brother Arthur and a sister Mary Lahr survive.

He is survived by his wife Margaret, sons, David and Michael, daughter, Lisa, granddaughter, Erin (Alan) Moody, great-grandsons, Justice, Gunnar and Xander Moody of Fort Campbell, KY.


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19 responses to “Norman Przybilla”

  1. Kathi & Dan Trottier says:

    Condolences to the Pryzabilla family. Sincerely sorry for your loss. Love, Kathi & Dan Trottier.

  2. John Schroeder says:

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing… I’m sure he’s fixing something in heaven… Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Keri Hubers says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Gayle Jordahl says:

    Norman was an introspective man, an interesting father in law, when, if asked would give his opinion!
    I miss his laugh and smiling eyes.
    He will be missed.
    My condolences to the immediate family snd friends!
    Daughter in law, Gayle Jordahl

  5. Colleen Teske says:

    So sorry for your loss Erin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  6. Ray Svobodny says:

    Thank you Mr. Przybilla

  7. Orvin & Phyllis says:

    Dave & Twila, blessings from Colorado to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts. Also wishing you safe travels when you return home.

  8. Mike holen says:

    Sorry to hear of Norm passing he was a awesome teacher

  9. Don Dumais says:

    I worked with Norm at North High School for many years. He as not only a very talented teacher but also was such a pleasure to be around with his dry sense of humor. I don’t ever remember anyone ever saying a negative comment about Norm. He was one of those people that everyone genuinely liked. His brother Art was a teacher of mine in high school and was one of the finest, most knowledgeable teachers I had at any level of learning. My condolences to Norm’s family and relatives. Pryz was a great guy and I’m glad I had the honor of calling him a friend.

  10. Gail Moody says:

    Sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers hugs and GOD BLESS you all!

  11. Jeannie Bush says:

    My heart goes out to you, Dave. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Jim Ebsen says:

    I first met Norm Przybilla at Fargo Central during my sophomore year,1957. Norm was never a teacher of mine, but he was in charge of a huge study hall that I was required to attend. Though he had very good reason, I never remember him being angered by the tomfoolery he was forced to endure with the 15 year old boys in that study which included me. It wasn’t until I became a high school teacher in Fargo that I truly got to know Norm. It was then that I discovered that Norm Przybilla was a wonderful caring and talented man and always had others best interests at heart. I will surely miss him.

  13. Anita Blair says:

    David, Twyla, Przybilla family so sad to hear about your dad passing. Love & prayers.
    Anita & Greg

  14. Paul Ripplinger says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss.

  15. Margaret Sassian says:

    condolences from a relative, Mary Mueller’s grandaughter

    I remember Norman , and my husband Oskar Sassian went to college with him.

  16. Beth Daby Jones says:

    Dave I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Prayers to you and your family.

  17. Sandi (Nelson) Lindstrom says:

    Norm was a teacher at Fargo North when I was a student there! Even though he was never my teacher, I never heard an unkind word about him. I thank him for all the lives he touched and influenced over his many years dedicated to sharing his knowledge. Just think how many have used what they learned because of him!!!! He certainly shared the gift God gave him many times over. May his memories last forever tucked safely within your memories of him! Hugs! 💓

  18. Michael J Skaarer says:

    To the przybilla, family, Mr przybilla was my shop instructor 1968 and 69. He had the most influence on my life of any teacher I ever had as to my career choice of becoming a carpenter, which later in life lead to bigger and better things for me. After reading his obituary it’s uncanny of how much alike we actually were for interests. He was a wonderful man in my life and i’m sure will be greatly missed. God bless him and his family. Michael J Skaarer

  19. Mary Kessler says:

    Dear Bette and family,
    We were saddened to learn of Norm’s passing. Norm was a great colleague and neighbor. Will always think of him and our time in South Acres fondly (except for the flood). Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary and Tim Kessler

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