Cecilia (Wilkes) Przybilla

December 2, 1931 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 87)
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Cecilia Przybilla, 87-year-old resident of Buckman, MN died Thursday, October 10 at the Pierz Villa in Pierz, MN.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 14. A visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 13 and from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on Monday, October 14 all visitation times will be held at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz. The burial will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery in Buckman, MN. A Rosary will be said at 3:00 P.M. followed by Parish Prayers at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. 

Cecilia O. Wilkes was born on December 2, 1931 in Morrison County, Minnesota to the late Gerhard and Elizabeth (Riedlechner) Wilkes.  She went to school until the eighth grade at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pierz. Cecilia was united in marriage to Reinhart Przybilla on May 25, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN.  The couple made their home in Buckman Township, Morrison County where they raised their seven children. Cecilia worked as cook for the Buckman and Pierz Schools for 13 years.  She also enjoyed cooking for weddings and anniversary of family and friends. Cecilia loved gardening, sewing, embroidering, quilting, cooking, word finds, bingo and playing cards. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Christian Mothers and St. Michael’s Society. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, LeRoy (Lisa) Przybilla of Rice, Duane (Terry) Przybilla of Eden Prairie, Lisa (David Gangl) Motschke, Neil (Angel) Przybilla of Royalton, John (Stephanie) Przybilla of Little Falls, Glen Przybilla of Royalton, MN; 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rita Wilkes of Pierz, Ann and Carl Lochner of Pierz; sister-in-law, Leora Wilkes of Pierz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reinhart; son, Leon Przybilla; great-granddaughter, Kierra Grim; son-in-law, Claude Motschke and a brother, Richard Wilkes.

The arrangements for Cecilia are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz.

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