Alice Bruzek, 87

Alice F. Bruzek, 87, of New Prague, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.

She was born on May 31, 1924, in Erin Township, Rice County, a daughter of James and Frances (Sevcik) Hruska. Born and raised on a farm, she attended Rice County District School #46 and Immaculate Conception Catholic School. Alice married Robert G. Bruzek on August 24, 1945, in New Prague. She was a laundry worker at Queen of Peace Hospital for 16 years, and was a salesperson at Bilek's Bakery and Lau's Bakery in New Prague. She loved to cook and bake and was noted for her apple pie and banana bread. Alice was an avid walker, but her grandchildren were a top priority.

She is survived by three children David (Elizabeth) Bruzek, Montgomery, Mary (Lyle) Nagel, New Prague, and Kris (Carmon) Malecha, New Prague; son-in-law Ray Preslicka, New Prague; siblings James (Marie) Hruska, Montgomery, and Lillian Hruby, Faribault; sister-in-law Mary Hruska, Faribault; 10 grandchildren Kathy Keogh, Greg, David and Mike Preslicka, Amy Coffin, Chad Nagel, Missy Trnka, Ryan Bruzek, Nicci and Jill Malecha; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on December 12, 1974; a daughter Jean Preslicka; her parents; siblings Richard Hruska, Marcie Hennes and Arthur Hruska; and brothers-in-law Leon Hennes, Stella Hruska and Frank Hruby.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague, with Rev. David Barrett officiating.

Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague. Pallbearers were granddaughters and great-granddaughters Kathy Keogh, Amy Coffin, Missy Trnka, Nicci Malecha, Jill Malecha, Mandy Keogh-Weidall, Katie Keogh and Laura Keogh.

Visitation was held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bruzek Funeral Home.

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