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Ruby Joan Kriz

Rev. Dean Schroeder
Organist ~ Melissa Bruna
Soloist ~ Lisa Knoll
Ruby’s Grandchildren
Roger Kriz
Mike Beyer
Rick Johnson
Mike Bame
Duane Rothschadl
Ron Kulish
Ruby Joan Kriz was born on June 3, 1932 near Tripp, SD to Henry and Helena (Winckler) Hahn. She was baptized on June 26, 1932 & confirmed on June 9, 1946. She graduated from Tripp High School in 1950. Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Tripp Mercantile. Ruby married Donald A. Kriz on June 26, 1952.  They farmed north of Tyndall until 1985, when she and Don moved to Tyndall. She worked at the L&R Café in Tyndall. Two of her greatest joys in life were her faith in the Lord and the time she spent in her yard, caring for His creations. Ruby will be most remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and her love of family. Ruby enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading, quilting, baking, dancing, and most important spending time with her family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and served on the boards of the Czech National Cemetery and the Czech Heritage Society. She passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at St. Michael’s Hospital, having attained the age of 79 years.
Grateful for having shared Ruby’s life are her son, Gary (Diane) Kriz of Tyndall and their children Ryan, Jay and Jody; her daughter, Debra (Calvin) Buchholz of Springfield and their children Hannah and Jared; one sister, Helen (Roy) Kriz of Sioux Falls; two nieces: Cynthia (Rick) Johnson and their children, Sarah, Tyler and Alex, and Karen (Mike) Beyer and their children, Keaton and Karson; and a nephew, Roger (Leanne) Kriz and their children, Nick and Stacey.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Don, on March 26, 2005, her parents, a great-nephew, Cody, and many aunts & uncles.

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You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom.

Sherry and Dennis Povondra Aug 29 2011 5:41 PM

My sympathies to you all at Ruby's passing. I know she meant a lot to my dad (Reno) and the rest of the Stoebner family. May God give you all peace during this time.

Deborah (Stoebner) Nyenhuis Aug 28 2011 8:56 AM

Debra, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Our talks while your mom was at McKennan helped to bolster me after the recent loss of my parents and I hope I was able to offer some small bit of understanding to you. I'm grateful for the moments we had to talk together. My thoughts are with you and your extended family. What a lovely photo of your mom!

Marti Albers Aug 27 2011 11:49 AM

Gary, Debra, & Families, So sorry to hear about your mom and grandma. She always seemed to be such a happy lady. She raised a very friendly and wonderful family. May all the good memories of her help you get through this tough time. Our thoughts are with you all! Lots of love. The Reiff family.

Richard, Nina, Lance & Amanda Reiff Aug 26 2011 11:15 AM

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

Mike and Barb Peschl and Family Aug 26 2011 10:09 AM

Sorry to hear about your mom Gary, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jon and Ashley Johnson Aug 26 2011 8:47 AM

Sorry to hear about your mother, and grandmother. You and your family are in our prayers. God Bless~

Jane Elle Aug 26 2011 5:46 AM