Ruzicka, Jerry Emil -
Bolivar - Jerry Emil Ruzicka, age 79, of Bolivar, Missouri, passed away May 1, 2022 in his home town of Bolivar, MO. He was born on his family farm on May 30, 1942 to Joseph James Ruzicka and Alice Ann (Francka) Ruzicka.
Jerry graduated from Bolivar High in the class of 1960, where he enjoyed playing football and was an active member of Future Farmers of America. After high school, Jerry took over the family farm and ran it until his passing. He found great joy in caring for his farm, as well as his neighbors. One could always call upon Jerry for a favor or help.
Jerry served in the United States Army and Reserves and was discharged in 1968. He served as a volunteer fireman with the Morrisville Fire Department and was an active board member of the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. He was also an usher and Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a devoted member for many years.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Catherine, and a dear friend, Tim Schallert of Austin, Texas.
He is survived by his sister, Alice Bunker of Reno, Nevada; brother, Joe Ruzicka, of the Family Farm; Cousin, Catherine Self, as well as nephews, Mark Bunker and Roger Bunker of Fredericksburg, Texas; and niece, Anna Klovstad and husband, Sven, of Truckee, California; and dear friend, Michael Campbell of Vacaville, California, as well as a host of neighbors, relatives and friends.
A funeral service will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bolivar, MO on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM with a visitation at Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with Rosary thirty minutes prior. Burial will follow at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Bolivar, MO.
Online condolences may be made at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com . Services entrusted to Pitts Chapel of Bolivar, MO.
Greenlawn Funeral Home Bolivar
316 E. Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613