Harry J. Przybylski, 68
Thief River Falls – Harry James Przybylski Jr. of Perry, FL, formerly of Thief RIver Falls, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his brother Ski’s residence in Perry, FL at the age of 68 with his family by his side.
Harry was born July 28, 1948 to Harry and Florence (Jorgenson) Przybylski in Warren; he was the second of twelve children. He grew up in the Warren/Argyle area. He attended school in Warren up through the 11th grade. He met Betty Frazer in Badger in 1974 and they were married on April 19, 1974. They made their home in Montana, Minnesota, and Florida.
Harry worked for Mannco Logging in International Falls, Cenex in Laurel, MT, and he was an experienced over the road truck driver for many years.
Of the things that mattered most to Harry, family was most important. He loved to golf, fish, bowl, and sing karaoke. He loved to sing and when he did, he sounded just like the artists themselves.
Harry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Betty; son, Sheldon (Stacy) Fraser and their children, Sierra and Shelby of Belgrade, MT; four daughters, Tracy (Donald) Jimison of Thief River Falls and their children Aaron (Jessica), Stetson (Bri), and Tray (Breanna), Shannon (Allen) Belange of Crookston and their children Kayla (Mark) of Holden, UT, Kari of Crookston, and Alyssa of Duluth, Kila Villa of Margate, FL and her children Matesha and Bo, both of Thief River Falls, and Rose (significant other Darin) Przybylski of Goodridge and their childen Brittany of International Falls and James of Thief River Falls, and many great-grand children; siblings, Jewel Kostrzewski of Argyle, Christine (Bill) Hickey of Margate, FL, Sheryl Bergeron of Warren, Roger Przybylski of Warren, Deb (Sonny) Kostrzewski of Argyle, Gail (Teresa) Przybylski of Wesley Chapel, FL, Celeste Sherlock of Grand Forks, ND, Ramona (Mike) Schmidt of Alexandria, Mark (Brenda) Przybylski of Warren, and Terry (Patty) Przybylski of Florian; Aunts, Marlys Giebel of Kissimmee, FL and Refina Keegan of Grand Forks, ND; Uncle, Dennis Jorgenson of Umatilla, FL; and nieces, nephews and cousins. And best friends Ted and Deb Wolden of International Falls, along with many friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Sr. and Florence; infant brother, David; brothers-in-law, August Kostrzewski and Gary Sherlock.
A memorial service honoring Harry’s life will be held at a later date.
Harry J. Przybylski, 68