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Norman Daniel Pribbanow, Jr. Obituary


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“Butch, You were amazing! You always listened to me rant and complain about my other job working with kids. You were kind, generous, and an awesome...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Hayley Wood - I workd for Butch

“Butchie, It's your 58th birthday today (10/13) and Dee-Dee's birthday too. I miss you so much. There is such a hole in my heart for you. You have...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kim Clarno - Longview, WA

“Butch, I miss you everyday. Sending you much love my friend. xoxo ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Debbie Al-Hadi - Portland, OR

“Butch I can't tell you how much I will miss our talks, And all the things we did together through the years. I have an empty spot inside that needs...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Mark Clarno - Brother-in-Law

“Debbie Al-Hadi, Butch and I were the 3 Musketeers - a friendship that endured for over 20 years and did not dim with the passage of time. Our times...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Elkins


A tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Norman D. "Butch" Pribbanow Jr., 57, of Milwaukie, Ore., died peacefully July 13, 2011 surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 13, 1953, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., to Norman D. “Bud” and Hazel B. Pribbanow. The family moved to Longview in October of 1963. Butch graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1971 and from Lower Columbia College in 1979. In 1981 he moved to the Portland area and earned a bachelor of science degree in 1985 from Portland State University. He earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1988. He has been an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association since 1990 and was a previous member of the Washington State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Council where he served for many years.

Butch previously served as Assistant General Counsel for Tri-Met and most recently was the Senior Eligibility Specialist for the Tri-Met LIFT program. He celebrated 20 years with Tri-met in July. Butch was a history buff and enjoyed classic cars and classic movies, listening to jazz and sharing fun times with family and friends. He was an animal lover, had a great sense of humor, was warm and caring and had many friends. Butch had a strong, loving bond with his family.

Butch is survived by four siblings, Maxine (Bob) Shippy, Mike (Linda) Pribbanow and Kim (Mark) Clarno, all of Longview and his twin sister, Dee Dee (Pat) Bolander of Prineville, Ore.; a stepson, J.T. Harris of Sisters, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and his mother in 1994.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Humane Society or any charity for citizens with disabilities.

Arrangements are by Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial.

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