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July 13, 2020

6/25/2020 3:03:00 PM
Duane Roderick Przybilla
b. Dec. 12, 1962 d. June 21, 2020

Duane Roderick Przybilla, age 57 of Eden Prairie and Island Lake, Longville, MN passed away unexpectedly in Longville, MN. He was born on December 12, 1962 in Little Falls, MN the son of Reinhart and Cecilia (Wilkes) Przybilla.

Our hearts and our minds question why and how this could happen to us. Duane was in the prime of his life and so happy to be alive, especially recently, having purchased a lake home; that in just a short time he loved so much. The first thing we did after closing on the house was walk out on the dock and the first sound we heard, was the calling of a loon. He said, "it feels like home". Duane loved to make people laugh and was a joy to be around and he thoroughly enjoyed entertaining. In all of Duane's roles of being a husband, a dad, a grandpa, papa, uncle, brother, friend - he did so with love, kindness, giving and with his whole heart. Family was everything, it is even written on the wall of his home. He will always be loved and forever in our hearts. Because of him we are so blessed, even though we hurt. We know that he goes in peace and with no regrets.

Family that Duane has been reunited with are his parents, Reinhart and Cecilia Przybilla; a brother, Leon Przybilla and a granddaughter, Keirra Grim.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are husband, Terry Likens; children, Jeremy (Lindsay) Przybilla, Cori (Mandi) Przybilla and Tia (Luke) Grim; siblings, Leroy (Lisa) Przybilla, Lisa (David) Motschke, Neil (Angel) Przybilla, John (Stephanie) Przybilla and Glen Przybilla; 18 grandchildren, mother in law, Rosalie (Denny) Letson; sisters and brothers in law, Traci (Scott) Wicks and Troy Likens; nieces, Sierra Likens and Aly Wicks; nephews, Austin Likens and Justin Wicks; great nephew, Brekken Likens and many more family members and friends.

A graveside burial, for family only, will be held on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 in the Riverside Cemetery at Longville, MN. A Celebration of Duane's life is will be planned for later this year.

Duane's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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