STAPLES -- Arthur C. Pribbenow, 82, Staples, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Greater Staples Care Center.
He was born Feb. 16, 1918, in Long Prairie to Otto and Wilhelmina Pribbenow. He grew up in the Staples and Motley areas, attending country school in Motley. He spent eight years in the Army as a sergeant, serving in India, Burma, China, Germany and France. He married Delores (Brown) Larson on June 27, 1964, in Motley. They lived in Mound where he worked at Tonka Toys. He was also a bridge builder, crane operator and carpenter. In 1979, they moved to a farm north of Staples. In 1997, they moved into the city of Staples. He belonged to the American Legion and VFW.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerome Pribbenow, Lake Wylie, S.C.; three daughters, Barbara Dahl, Rockford, Beverly Hahn, Motley, Bonnie Witkop, Pequot Lakes; two stepsons, Ronald Larson, Brooklyn Park, Daryl Larson, Motley; six stepdaughters, Beverly Zabroski, Hopkins, Sharon Huffman, New Lisbon, Wis., Patricia Johnson, Staples, Sandra Winkel, Ham Lake, Barbara Cline, Staples, Debra Larson, Port Huememe, Calif.; three brothers, William Pribbenow, Lincoln, Willis Pribbenow, Gulf Port, Miss., David Pribbenow, Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Sophia Schwitlia, Little Falls, Lydia Lovett, Motley, Florence Berndt, Motley; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The mother of his children, a brother, John, and sisters, Mabel Thorn and Dorothy Beeson-Griffith, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Riverside Christian Center in Motley with the Rev. Wendell Meyers officiating. Burial will be in the Motley Public Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
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