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Ronald F. Kuzelka, 75 of Omaha, formerly of Grand Island, died Friday,
December 16, 2011 at Hospice House in Omaha after a long and courageous
battle with Parkinson's disease.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 21 at St. Leo's Catholic
Church, 2410 South Blaine Street in Grand Island. The Reverend
Charles Torpey will officiate. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 with a Christian
Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ron was born February 21, 1936 at DeWitt, NE the son of Frank and Marie
Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Theresa; children and their spouses,
Mark and Kedran Kuzelka of Omaha, Debra and Tim Holzfaster ofPaxton,
Dawn and Paul Mallette of Ft. Collins, CO and Rhonda and John
Weyenberg of Lincoln; brothers, Loren Kuzelka of Lincoln and Allen Kuzelka
of Hastings and sisters, Joyce Rezac and Lavonne Behne both of Brainard,
Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Adam Mallette,
Ashley Mallette, Dylan Kuzelka, Dustin Kuzelka, Caurie Kuzelka, Spencer
Holzfaster, Jordan Holzfaster and Taylor Holzfaster; Great-grandchildren
Bradley, Jacob and Samantha Mallette.
His parents preceded him in death.
Ron was raised at Brainard where he attended Holy Trinity and graduated
from Brainard High School in 1954. He received his accounting degree
from Commercial Extension Business College of Omaha.
On September 10, 1957 he was united in marriage to Theresa Yindrick. The
couple lived in Council Bluffs before making Grand Island their home
in 1961. Ron worked for Sherwin-Williams Company in Council Bluffs
and Grand Island until 1966 as a Credit Manager. He then went to
work for Sperry New Holland in Grand Island in 1966 and retired in 1992
after 26 years of service. Following his retirement he worked part-time
for Merrick Machine, Wanek Pharmacy and Certified Display Systems.
In addition to his membership at St. Leo's and more recently St. Stephen
the Martyr in Omaha Ron is a member of Knights of Columbus and Central
Nebraska Purchasing Association. Ron’s favorite free time activities
were his wood working; golf, following his children’s and grandchildren’s
activities, traveling, playing pool and Nebraska football. He, along
with Theresa, did many do-it-yourself projects including remodeling many
rooms in their own home and building items for their children and grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Ronald F. Kuzelka Memorial Fund
to be distributed to Hospice House, St. Leo's and charities & organizations
of the family's choice.