SCHUYLER — Luella A. Ruzicka-Zvacek, 98, of Schuyler, formerly of North Bend, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Luella was born on June 21, 1918, on the family farm near Dodge to Vincent and Cyprianna (Janecek) Kriz.

She was a 1936 graduate of Dodge High School. Luella married Milo A. Ruzicka on Jan. 31, 1940. He died on April 25, 1959. Luella then married Rynold Zvacek on Nov. 22, 1960. They farmed and were longtime residents of North Bend. Rynold died on March 21, 1998.

Her hobbies included playing cards, bowling, reading, sewing, gardening and raising chickens. She was a member of United Presbyterian Church in North Bend and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary.

Luella is survived by her son, Rodney (Kathryn) Ruzicka of Schuyler; son-in-law, John Adams of Easton, Kansas; stepson, Donald (Sally) Zvacek of North Bend; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and 19 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Milo Ruzicka and Rynold Zvacek; daughter, Carol (Ruzicka) Adams; a grandson; and sister and brother-in-law, Melba and Frode Jensen.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at United Presbyterian Church in North Bend with the Rev. Michael Hill officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. Visitation continues Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bohemian National Cemetery at Dodge.

Memorials may be directed to United Presbyterian Church or the North Bend Senior Center.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel of North Bend is in charge of arrangements.


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