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Katharina Pribilski

By Taylor Massey, 12/1/22 10:44 PM

Katharina “Kathie” Pribilski passed away at home, in her sleep, on October 26, 2022, in Hope, Arkansas, at 96 years old. She was living with her daughter, Teresa Pribilski. Kathie, born December 7, 1925, in Aix-la-Chapelle Aachen, Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents, sibilings, and in 1995 by her beloved husband Bennie R. Pribilski, whom she married on October 25, 1948.

Kathie is survived by children Dorothy Morgan (husband, Frank) of Forney, Texas, Teresa Pribilski, and Raymond Pribilski (wife, Jill) of Harker Heights, Texas; as well as Rick Wilcoxson of the home. Kathie is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews in Germany, as well as the United States. She loved her many animals including: Coco, Inky, Lil’ Girl, Mercury, and Jake.

Kathie survived occupied Germany with 90% of her hometown being bombed out. It was always suspected, but never confirmed, that she had been involved with the French Revolution. Kathie & Bennie instilled a great sense of community service within their children. Kathie volunteered teaching sewing classes, PTA, Girl Scouts, Easter Seals, and Meals on Wheels. Kathie loved cheating at Skip-Bo, Scrabble, and other board games, especially when it involved her grandchildren. Kathie adored & was adored by her grandchildren. She often stated she wished she would have had them first. She never met a slot machine she didn’t like. She was a master of mental judo & would argue with anyone, even if they agreed with her. Her sense of humor and the love for her family & community will be sincerely missed.

A special thank you to Elite Home Health as well as Dierksen Hospice for their ongoing care & assistance; not only to Kathie but also to her family.

Kathie’s memorial service will be at 10:00 am, December 7, 2022, at Our Lady of Good Hope in Hope, Arkansas.

Kathie will be interred and reunited with her husband at Crestview Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Texas.