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Mary Lou Hruska

November 11, 1932 — September 13, 2020

Mary Lou Hruska, 87, of Columbus, formerly of Schuyler, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

Memorials can made to Family Wishes for later designation.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Svoboda Funeral Home-North Chapel in Schuyler with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Lunch will follow Mass at Wunderlich’s Catering and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Schuyler Cemetery. Svoboda Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.

The funeral mass will be live streamed to the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SvobodaFH

Mary Lou (Belik) Parolek Hruska was born on November 11,1932 on the family farm near North Rescue, Nebraska (4 miles west of Prague) to Louis and Rosie (Kasha) Belik. She attended School District 73 near North Rescue by Prague.

On July 29,1953 Mary Lou was united in marriage to John J. Parolek at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Schuyler. One child was born to this union, Elizabeth Ann. She was a hairdresser at her home for many years. After closing her shop, she was a waitress/cook at many area restaurants including the Arrow Inn Cafe, Western Café, and Top Notch.

After John passed away in 1993, Mary Lou was reunited with Harold Hruska and they married on Valentine’s Day, 1996. She relocated to Prescott, Arizona for several years and, for health reasons, moved back to Nebraska, first to Grand Island, and then to Columbus where she resided at Brookestone Acres her last 4 years after suffering a stroke days after Harold’s funeral.

Mary Lou loved to travel and kept in contact with family by visiting her cousins in California as well as statewide across Nebraska. She loved to bake, especially kolaches and cinnamon rolls. Mary Lou also loved to quilt blankets and crochet doilies to give away as gifts. She especially treasured her time with her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Mary Lou loved nothing more than spending time with her family who she loved deeply.

Mary Lou is survived by her daughter Liz (Tom) Faltys of Schuyler and their children: Josh (Jessica) Faltys and their children Haylee, Brittney, Brooklyn, Tyler, and Trent Faltys; Clint (Nancy) Faltys and their children Jackson, Mason Faltys, and Ashlie (Austin) Stone and Amelia and Emmett Stone; Kelli (Brad) Parsons and their children Quinn, Hayes, and future grandson Parsons; and sister Helen Shonka of David City.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands John J. Parolek in 1993 and Harold Hruska in 2016.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - North Chapel

2004 Colfax Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Parish Rosary

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - North Chapel

2004 Colfax Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Additional Viewing

Thursday, September 17, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

1719 6th Street, Columbus, NE 68601

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

1719 6th Street, Columbus, NE 68601

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Funeral Lunch

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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Burial

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Schuyler Cemetery

, Schuyler, NE 68661

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