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Dr. Edward Pryzina died Sept. 25, 2012, in Sun City, Ariz. He was born 88 years ago in Chicago to Victoria and Paul Przyczyna. The family later moved to Thorp, Wis.
Ed served proudly in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was married in 1950 to Mary Lerdahl of Madison. They have two daughters, Nancy (Terry) Stobber of Castle Rock, Colo., and Susan (Thomas) Fuhr of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sarah, Ben and Mathew Stobber, and Erin and Lauren Fuhr.
In 1956, after Ed received his PhD in cytology from the University of Wisconsin, the Pryzina family moved to Wausau. During his career he taught and did research in the biological sciences at the UW Marathon County, and in zoology and botany at universities in Texas and Pennsylvania. His final teaching and research career was in biology at the UW-River Falls. After his retirement, he and his wife moved to Sun City for the remainder of his lifetime.
Ed's family remember him as a caring, loving, faithful Dad, husband and friend who had many hobbies and loved to visit with friends, to travel with his family, and to play his harmonica.
Memorials can be sent to the UW Foundation at 1848 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726-4090; or to the UW Marathon County Foundation at 518 S. Seventh Ave., Wausau, WI 54401.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2012