Rita Kruschek - obituary

Rita Kruschek, 82-year-old resident of Hillman, Minnesota, died Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Harmony House in Pierz, Minn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman. A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 9 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn., from 4 -8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday at the church in Hillman. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery.

The casket bearers will be Sara Jurek, Gina Kruschek, Holly Saehr, Randy Saehr, Katie Antill and Mike Boser.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Rita’s Catholic Church Hillman, MN or St. Croix Hospice.

The funeral arrangements for Rita are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bud Kruschek of Hillman, Minn.; children, Mimi Kruschek of Little Falls, Minn., Julie (Leo) Nilges of Kincaid, Kan., Jason (Kim) Kruschek of Hillman, Minn., Amy (Darrel) Saehr of Pierz, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Cheri Kruschek of Nome, AK; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Grace (Virgil) Kapsner of Redwood Falls, Minn., and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen Magdziars; son, Greg Kruschek in 2011; and a sister, Mary Kruzel.

Rita Ann Magdziars was born on March 7, 1937, in Little Falls to the late John and Helen Magdziars. She grew up in Sobieski, Minn., and attended school in Little Falls graduating with the class of 1955. Rita lived for a short time in the Twin Cities where she worked for Prudential Insurance and General Mills. She was united in marriage to Bud Kruschek on Sept. 8, 1956, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski, Minn. The couple made their home in rural Hillman, Minn. Rita was a homemaker raising the couples five children and was a big part of the family’s dairy farm. She will be remembered for her wit, being an amazing woman and making her house a home. Some of her many hobbies included gardening and canning, sewing and quilting, snowmobiling, fishing, making maple syrup, picking wild rice and deer hunting. She also enjoyed adventures in the motor home and taking many trips to see family and friends with one of her most memorable being the trips to Nome, AK. She was active with St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman and helping with the church bazaars.