OBERLIN -- Doyle "Big Zeke" Ruzicka, 48, died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2003) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born Dec. 30, 1954, to George and Willa (Snider) Ruzicka in Denver, Colo. He was raised in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary School and Decatur Community High School.
On July 7, 1990, he married Nancy Vath in Oberlin. They later divorced. He was an oil field driller.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Ruzicka in 1993.
Survivors include his parents, George and Willa Ruzicka of rural Oberlin; former wife, Nancy Ruzicka of Oberlin; three sons, Derek Ruzicka and Zeke and Zack Ruzicka of Oberlin; one brother, Darrel Ruzicka of Oberlin; and one sister, Georganne Johnson of Chadron.
Services will be Saturday, 3 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Bill Duncan officiating. Interment is in Big Timber Cemetery in rural Jennings.
Visitation is Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and after 8 a.m., on Saturday.
Memorials may be given in his name to the American Cancer Society or the Doyle Ruzicka Memorial Fund.
Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.