Below are listed obituaries published in the North Bend Eagle for people who died in 2017. Dates listed with the names are the dates of death. Click on each name to read the full obituary.
Jeanyne (Ott) Bang, Fremont, Jan. 13, age 80
She was born March 14, 1936, in Hooper to Gustav (Gus) and Eleanor (Mehan) Ott. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School in 1954. On Feb. 26, 1955, Jeanyne was married to Lyle Bang. They lived on the farm northwest of Fremont where Jeanyne was still living.
During her working years she worked for the ASCS office, and she later was a para for the North Bend Schools. She also worked at Camp Calvin Crest. She enjoyed working with ceramics. Jeanyne and her mother-in-law, Mabel Bang, baked cakes for people. Jeanyne baked cakes for her children’s and grandchildren’s birthdays, weddings and many other special occasions.
She was a member of Bluffs Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active, serving on the church council, her circle, and singing in the choir.
Jeanyne was preceded in death by her husband Lyle in March of 2006, by her parents Gus and Eleanor and by a half brother.
Survivors include her daughter Sheila (David) Hull of Morse Bluff; sons Scott (fiancée Robin Theisen) Bang of Fremont, Wayde (Shelley) Bang of North Bend, Jay (fiancée Rhonda Shumake) Bang of Fremont; brother Wilbur (Alvertus) Ott of Prague; 15 grandchildren: Scott (Gina) Bang, Megan Bang, Tyler (Chelsey) Bang, Travis (Tasha) Bang, Morgan Bang, Machaela (Troy) Hackendahl, Talia (Tanner) Goes, Ethan Bang, Hailey Bang, Joshua Bang, Justin Bang, Jessica (Todd) Kingston, Lindsey (Richard) Schutt, Mallory (Logan) Paben, Mariah Hull; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was Jan. 17 at Bluffs Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sean Tyler officiating. Committal was in the Bluffs Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to her church. Online guestbook at www.ludvigsenmortuary.com.
Published Jan. 18, 2017
Cindy Dvorak, O'Neill, Jan. 9, age 58
Even though Cindy was born with Down syndrome, she was a hard worker. She had several jobs in her lifetime, from dishwasher to babysitter. Rocking her nieces and nephews was her favorite job.
Cindy always gave the best hugs, always made you smile and loved her family and friends deeply. She always loved bowling, especially with the Special Olympics.
Her daily pop from Pump & Pantry was a must, and Christmas was her favorite holiday.
Cindy is survived by her immediate family, including her parents Richard and Lois of Stuart, sister Nancy Snover and her husband Mark of Stuart; brothers Jerry Dvorak and his wife Kim of Stuart, Rick Dvorak and his wife Katie of Oconto, Bob Dvorak and his wife Judy of Stuart, Tom Dvorak and his wife Peggy of Stuart, and Jeff Dvorak and his wife Cheri of Stuart, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Albert and Emma Dvorak and John and Ethyl Finegan.
Funeral services were held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Jan. 9 in Stuart followed by the burial at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stuart.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital or Shriner’s Hospital
Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson was in charge of arrangements.
Published Jan. 11, 2017
Marie (Warner) Ruzicka, Fremont, Jan. 2, age 97
Marie grew up on the farm in North Bend. She attended District 80 school and graduated North Bend High School in 1937. She married Emil Ruzicka Jan. 26, 1937, and they moved to his home place five miles northwest of North Bend. Emil passed away Nov. 16, 1991. Their family received the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Family Award in September 2004.
Marie was a member of the former United Methodist Church in North Bend and an over 50-year member of United Methodist Women at the church and held all church and UM Women offices. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge at North Bend for many years and went through all their chairs, ZCBJ Lodge for over 50 years and the Rawhide Extension Club for many years.
Marie liked doing fancy work and playing cards. Marie moved into North Bend in 1992.
She is survived by her sons Emil (Judy) Ruzicka of Mesa, Ariz., Gene (Joyce) Ruzicka of North Bend, Bill (Donna) Ruzicka of Schuyler and Larry (Pat) Ruzicka of North Bend; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, daughter-in law Carolyn Ruzicka and grandson-in-law Jerry Zywiec.
Her funeral service was Jan. 7 at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. The Rev. Michael McGregor of First United Methodist Church in Fremont officiated. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery, North Bend.
Memorials are suggested to Woodland Cemetery, North Bend; North Bend Senior Center or to the North Bend Area Community Foundation.
Online condolences may be left at: www.mosermemorialchapels.com.
Published Jan. 11, 2017
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