James W. "Jim" Prybil

  • Born: November 10, 1947
  • Died: January 18, 2016
  • Location: North Liberty, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

James W. Prybil, 68, of North Liberty, died at his home Monday, January 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday, January 22, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery where military honors will be provided. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

James William Prybil was born November 10, 1947, in Iowa City, the son of Carl E. and Patricia (Erusha) Prybil. He grew up in the Oxford/Riverside area, was a graduate of Highland High School and enlisted in the United States Army serving his country during the Vietnam War. He worked for over 23 years for the Iowa Department of Transportation at Oakdale before his retirement.

Jim enjoyed many things in his life, loved to tinker with anything mechanical, cars, trucks, tractors; he enjoyed working outside in his garden and yard. He loved to cook for family and friends, take his Goldwing motorcycle for rides, jump in his Jeep for a short trip to Wisconsin for whatever was in season, could wheel and deal with the best of them, but most dear to his heart was his family, especially his grandchildren!

His family includes his two children and their spouses, Dawn and Mitchell Brandt of West Branch; and Wes and Shelly Prybil of Solon; 4 grandchildren, Cody and Marissa Brandt and Josh and Allison Prybil; Jim's mother, Patricia Prybil of Riverside; brothers, Don Prybil, Tom Prybil (Pat), and Steve Prybil (Kerry) all of Riverside; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Alice Kyle of Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl; and brothers, Gerald and Carl Jr.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim and I were friends in North Liberty way back when. He was warm and giving. I was shocked to learn in June of '18 of his death as I have been living in FL and hadn't seen him for a few years. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Posted by Judy Nelson - New Port Richey, FL - friend   June 08, 2018

I remember his story of his mom dressing chickens and misplacing one of them, which he found in his white convertible, 1960s was it? We had so many laughs.

Posted by doris montag - iowa city, IA   January 27, 2016


Me and uncle Jim were best friends he would do anything for any one and give me joy and happy ness every day may he be off with his loving family in haven I love you uncle Jim

Posted by Grant - Riverside, IA - Uncle   January 22, 2016

We are very sad to hear of Jims passing your family is on our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Ron & Kathy Rath - Riverside, IA - Friends   January 21, 2016


I sure am going to miss that big smile and those cold Millers we would have when I was finished cleaning. RIP my Friend ! You WILL be Missed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Chalre Hull - Iowa City, IA - Friend/ best Damn cleaninng lady   January 21, 2016

Jimmy Jeep was one of my brothers best friends growing up! He would pick us up in his old jeep & we would bounce over every bump & rut there was! He was quite a talker & a character all his own!
My sympathies to the family!

Posted by Linda Novy Burkart - Yakima, WA - Friend from years ago   January 21, 2016

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Jay Proffitt - Solon, IA - friends   January 21, 2016

Wes and Shelly, you all have been in our prayers this week. We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Julie and Steve Lacina - Iowa City, IA   January 20, 2016

I will always miss his jokes (mostly at my mom's expense) and the tone of his voice. And just how kind he was to us when we were kids. My brother, sister and I were the youngest grandkids for a long time. My uncle would one minute be having a loud conversation (yelling, that is how they talked) with his brothers, then turn to us and ask us how we were doing, in a calmer voice, of course. He always asked us what was going on. Like young kids had much going on in life. But he was always took interest. I loved getting the scratch off lotto tickets every Christmas. He always would apologize ahead of time if they weren't winners. He taught me how to respect the flag. That if he caught me chewing gum when it went by, we would have words. LOL I knew that his words were bigger than his bite. But to this day, I get upset when I see that the flag is not being honored in the way it should be. I always think of how Uncle Jim would grumble about it and how he would have pointed it out.
I will have great memories of my Uncle Jim. I just wish in life that I made time to tell him.

Posted by Marcy Prybil - Orlando, FL - Niece   January 20, 2016

Jim always held a special place in my heart. He worked for my late husband, Mike Volk at the DOT. Jim was a kind and gentle soul. Always there when you needed him and would do anything for you. Mike really enjoyed Jim and teased him all the time. He cooked for both our sons rehearsal dinners and was very paticular. Now you can see some of your buddies in heaven. I will miss your smile and teasing. Losts of Love Donna

Posted by Donna Volk Schnake - Riverside, IA - Friend   January 20, 2016

Positive childhood memories on the Erusha farm Amana, Iowa.
Pam Erusha Johnson
(Daughter of Vernon)

Posted by Pam (Erusha) Johnson - Marco Island, FL - Cousin   January 20, 2016

I knew jim for many years i work at the north liberty true value i always enjoyed seeing jim he will be missed verry much my prayers are with you

Posted by Brenda Crawford - North Liberty, IA - Dear friend   January 20, 2016


I'll miss dropping by his house for chats of many years past and present. Jim would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I wish he still had his motorcycle, we'd go for a short tour. I'll miss him deeply. He'll enjoy playing a game of cards with Mike, Al and Bobby. Best to the family, love him always.

Posted by John Eckrich - Iowa City, IA - Co-worker and friend   January 20, 2016

So sorry to hear of your dads passing, we are thinking of your entire family , hugs to you all!

Posted by Gary and Lisa Hayslett - Friend of family   January 20, 2016

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by BILL ROSS - NORTH LIBERTY, IA   January 20, 2016

Jim was a great guy. I got to be friends with him a long time ago. I will miss him very much. You all have my deepest heartfelt sympathy at this time of your loss. Jim will be missed by many.

Posted by William Sedlacek - Iowa City, IA   January 20, 2016

Dick and I send our condolences to Jim's family. Dick worked with Jim at the DOT and his mother lived down the street from Jim. We are thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers. God bless.Dick and Sherrel Miller

Posted by Dick & Sherrel Miller - Surprise, AZ - Co-worker and friend   January 20, 2016

warmest hugs and our sympathy to the family and friends of jims.
kenny and linda fobian

Posted by linda fobian - iowa city, IA - friend   January 19, 2016

Jim was one of a kind. I enjoyed working with him at the DOT. When I had my parties Jim was always willing to roast the hog. I could always make Jimmy blush every morning at the DOT with a little peck on the cheek. R.I.P. Jimmy together again with Dale Sr. To all the Prybil Family and Alice you are all in my Prayers. God Bless You All.

Posted by Daniel Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Friend/former co-worker   January 19, 2016

I knew and worked with Jim for many years.
If you asked him for help he was always willing.
I will miss him.
I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Don Carter - north liberty, IA - friend, co-worker   January 19, 2016

Jim's family and friends,

We had the pleasure of caring for Jim at our VA Coralville Clinic. His energy, sense of humor, enthusiasm, will be sorely missed.

So very sorry for your loss. He was one in a million! Please take care.

Posted by Carol Bent - Coralville, IA - nurse   January 19, 2016

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