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“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...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Nelson - New Port Richey, FL

“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...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: doris montag - iowa city, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Grant - Riverside, IA - Uncle

“We are very sad to hear of Jims passing your family is on our thoughts and prayers ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Ron & Kathy Rath - Riverside, IA

“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 !!!!!!!!...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Chalre Hull - Iowa City, IA

“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! ...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Novy Burkart - Yakima, WA

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7 of 21 | Posted by: Jay Proffitt - Solon, IA

“Wes and Shelly, you all have been in our prayers this week. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Julie and Steve Lacina - IA

“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,...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Marcy Prybil - Orlando, FL

“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...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Volk Schnake - Riverside, IA

“Positive childhood memories on the Erusha farm Amana, Iowa. Pam Erusha Johnson (Daughter of Vernon) ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Pam (Erusha) Johnson - FL

“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 ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Crawford - North Liberty, IA

“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...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: John Eckrich - Iowa City, IA

“So sorry to hear of your dads passing, we are thinking of your entire family , hugs to you all! ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Gary and Lisa Hayslett

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: BILL ROSS - NORTH LIBERTY, IA

“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...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: William Sedlacek - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dick & Sherrel Miller - Surprise, AZ

“warmest hugs and our sympathy to the family and friends of jims. kenny and linda fobian ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: linda fobian - iowa city, IA

“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...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Daniel Hayslett - Iowa City, IA

“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. Don ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Don Carter - north liberty, IA

“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...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Bent - Coralville, IA

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 @

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.