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Geraldine Ruzicka

Geraldine Ann Ruzicka (Netzer)

Saturday, July 13th, 1929 - Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Geraldine Ann Ruzicka, 90, of Willard, Mo., passed away Friday, December 13th, in Ozark Nursing Care Center in Ozark, Mo.

She was born July 13, 1929, to Peter and Louise (Schatz) Netzer, of Billings, Mo. She attended Billings Schools where she played on the basketball and softball teams. She was a graduate of Draughon Business College. She moved to Kansas City where she worked for the Land and Title Co.

Introduced by her brother, Don, she married the love of her life, Joseph Ruzicka, on September 5, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, Mo. In her words, “He was always very good to me and a great man!” Joe and Geraldine moved to Willard, Mo, where they owned and operated Joe’s Greenhouse and Poultry. She worked for the Willard Schools near the end of her business career. She was a faithful, devout Catholic and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Mo., for almost 60 years. Friends and family remember her for her cinnamon rolls, sweet nature, solid advice, and witty sense of humor. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and always had the game on.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and her daughter Lillian Ann Ruzicka, her parents (Peter and Louise Netzer), brothers: Wilbert, Don, Pedro (Paul), Raymond, Edmond (Lefty), Leonard (Shorty), and Richard Netzer; sisters: Lucille Schmill, Marguerite Yonkman, and Virginia Roetto.

She is survived by her sisters: Marie Fabro and Frances Frett-husband Clarence, sons: Randy Ruzicka, Francis Ruzicka (Lori); daughters: Jeanette Hale (J.T.), Elaine Farrar (Jim), and grandchildren: Trevor, Nicole, and Curtis Hale and Thomas and Ethan Farrar. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Monday, December 16, 2019 with the Rosary service at 5:00 pm, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 N. Campbell Street in Springfield, Mo.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Karl W. Barmann, OSB officiating. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery (Karlin Cemetery), State Highway U., Bolivar, Mo. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street in Springfield.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Mo. and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Permanent online condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.hhlohmeyer.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1115 N. Campbell
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Rosary Service

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 5:00pm
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1115 N. Campbell
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    Address
    1115 N. Campbell
    SPRINGFIELD, MO 65802
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Karl W. Barmann, OSB
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 |
    When
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Cemetery (Karlin Cemetery)
    Address
    State Hwy U
    BOLIVAR, MO 65613
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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MR

Mary E Ratliff

Posted at 10:55pm
Francis, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bob and Mary Ellen Ratliff

DR

Dwane Ruzicka

Posted at 12:54pm
We loved Aunt Gerie so much! We will miss her! We know that she is with Uncle Joe and Lillian Anne in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeanette, Francis,Elaine and Randy. We hope you can feel the long distance hug from Florida.

We Love you and God Bless!
Delores and Dwane
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