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Mike Pritza


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Mike Pritza

Mike Pritza, 91, died March 29, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River.  

Mike was born April 26, 1926, to Peter and Milena (Wuicich) Pritza, at Rock Springs, in a Union Pacific Railroad bunkhouse where the M Street underpass is now located.

He started grade school at the newly-built Lincoln High School, where he also graduated from high school, a member of the National Honor Society with a scholarship to the University of Washington. He also attended schools at Bitter Creek and Superior.  

He served in the U. S. Army, a T/4 in the Radio Section, Headquarters Battery, 51st Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Division in the Philippine Islands and Korea.

He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.

He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Washington, as a member of the Beta Alpha Psi accounting fraternity.

His life employment was in the administration in construction companies, both state side and overseas, retiring with the Teamsters Union in Alaska.  

He was affiliated with Disabled American Veterans Wyoming at large life member, University of Washington Alumni Association life member, National Rifle Association, Beta Alpha Psi University of Washington, RSHS National Honor Society, Elks Club Anchorage, Alaska, Rotary Club Ankara Turkey and American Association of Retired Persons.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Nick Pritza and Joe Pritza, and uncle George Wuicich.

Survivors include sister-in-law Juel Pritza of Omaha, Neb., nephews Dr. Randy Pritza and wife Judy and Dr. Ronald J. Pritza and wife Sarah, all of of Omaha, Neb.

At his request no funeral services will be held and cremation will take place.

Condolences may be left at Vase Funeral Home.


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