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Emmy L. Pribnow

Emmy L. Pribnow
March 29, 1940 -  November 18, 2020

Emmy L. Pribnow, age 80 of Scribner
passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Colonial Haven in Beemer, NE.

Emmy was born March 29, 1940 in West Point, Nebraska to Carroll and Bess (Holub) Rexin. She faced polio as a child and after leaving the hospital, had to relearn how to walk. In 1958, she graduated from Scribner High School. Emmy wed her high school sweetheart, Otto Junior Pribnow, on October 7, 1958 at St. Lawrence Church in Scribner. Junior and Emmy lived and raised their four children on the homestead family farm outside of Scribner. They moved into Scribner in 1989. In addition to being a homemaker, Emmy worked at the ASCS office in West Point and then at Swanson Insurance in Scribner until retirement. Shortly after retirement, she battled and overcame cancer.

She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Scribner as well as the St. Catherine’s Guild. Over the years, Emmy served the church in many ways including teaching CCD, CCD Coordinator, Guild President, organizing funeral dinners, serving as an EMHC, a daily Mass Lector and she was a Deaconate wife. Emmy and Junior guided many couples in prepping for the sacrament of marriage providing an admirable example for newlyweds. They celebrated 62 years of marriage in October.

Emmy will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She had a strong faith, kind heart and beautiful smile. She enjoyed playing cards and was in several Bridge clubs. She treasured spending time with family, including coffee after church, drives around the country and an occasional toddy on the back porch. Emmy was always ready to go, whether it be out to eat, a day shopping, a bus trip or vacation. She enjoyed family trips to Okoboji, boating trips, and wintering “South.” She never passed on a chance to ride along.

She volunteered in the community by serving on the Franciscan Hospital Foundation Board, the Scribner Library Board, as a volunteer for St. Francis Hospice, Meals on Wheels, as well as a preparing food for the Care Core.

Emmy was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll & Bess Rexin, brother Pete Rexin, and infant sisters, Shirley and Sharon. Survivors include:

Husband Junior Pribnow of Scribner
Children Jeff (Pam) Pribnow of Scribner
Brian (Tessa) Pribnow, Halle, Cade, Drake of Omaha
Krista (Erik) Kravig, Sierra, Jarren, Amarra of Albion
Troy (Patty) Pribnow, Bryn of Lincoln
Erika (Joey) Woods of Louisville, KY
Jim (Cheryl) Pribnow of Scribner
Travis (Jaci) Pribnow, Aiden of Omaha
Tyler (Jenna) Pribnow, Maxie, Lennon of Elkhorn
Nate Pribnow & friend Rylee of Fremont
Brett (Lauren) Pribnow, Marissa, Drew of Scribner
Julie (Harrel) Lambert of Tampa
Ryan Lambert of New York
Lauren (Britt) Hatcher of Nashville, TN
Jill (Cameron) Everitt of O’Neill
Emily (Ryan) Kleier of Lincoln
Ashley (Tad) Kuhlmann of Omaha
Claire, Abby, Adam & Isaac Everitt of O’Neill
Sister Mary (Darrell) Lahmann of Omaha
Brother Sam Rexin of Omaha

Public visitation will be on December 3 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence in Scribner. Due to the current pandemic, masks and social distancing required.

A private wake service (family only) will be livestreamed beginning at 6pm, led by Deacon Bill Schlautman (

A private (family only) Mass of Christian Burial will be December 4, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Scribner, NE with Father Damien Wee and Father Walter Nolte concelebrating. Livestream will begin at 10am at ( ) A private burial will follow at Scribner Cemetery.

Live streams for the wake service and the funeral will be at the same link:

Memorials are suggested to St. Lawrence Church. Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Online guestbook at

To view a video of the wake service please use the following link:

To view a video of the Funeral Mass use the following link: