Plummer – Troy Michael Pribyl of Plummer, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 44.
A memorial service honoring Troy’s life was held on Saturday, March 12 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls.
Troy Michael Pribyl was born on November 4, 1971 in Buffalo, the son of Michael and Marie (Ottenstroer) Pribyl. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Troy attended school at Maple Lake High School.
Troy loved being a big brother and best friend to Tom. From the time Tom could walk, he followed Troy everywhere. They have been playing and working together ever since.
At the age of 17 Troy started “Pribyl Repair,” an auto body and mechanic shop. During the summer months, he custom combined from Texas to Minnesota for five years. In 1994, Troy and his family moved to Northwest Minnesota, settling in Plummer. It was here where he started the partnership Pribyl Hay and Straw with his wife, Carmen, father, Mike, and his brother, Tom. Troy’s passion for farming started with time spent at his Uncle Russ’ dairy farm helping with chores.
On Oct. 8, 1994 Troy was united in marriage to Carmen Dahl. With this union two daughters were born – Michaela and Marissa.
Troy continued his dream of farming and was able to share it with his family. Troy enjoyed working with his family and employees where they currently farm 6,000 acres that he started from scratch.
Troy met the love of his life, Nancy Hofstad on June 4, 2009. In this relationship, he became the best friend of her son, Nathan.
Troy was a very generous man that touched many lives in so many different ways. His hobbies included traveling, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling. He loved being outdoors and staying busy.
Some of Troy’s happiest memories were his daughters riding along in the combine and spending time with his niece, JaeCee and his nephew, Carter. One of his favorite activities was taking them all bowling.
Troy was a very devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Troy is survived by his daughters, Cayla and Marissa; the love of his life, Nancy Hofstad and her son, Nathan; mother, Marie Penaz and her husband, Dale; father, Mike and his friend, Barb Smith; brother, Tom and his children, JaeCee and Carter; the mother of Troy’s children, Carmen Anderson; devoted employees, James Lallier and Ben Boucher; many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Romeo and Blanche Pribyl and Francis and Margaret Ottenstroer; cousin, Chad Ottenstroer.