April 10, 1933 ~ August 21, 2021
Anna Mae Ruzicka (Lovcik), age 88 of Fargo, ND passed away August 21, 2021 at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living in Fargo. Anna was born on April 10, 1933 in Park River, ND to Florian and Balbina Lovcik (Suda). Ann attended school in Park River, ND and graduated from high school. Anna married Leonard F. Ruzicka on October 24, 1955. They lived in Grafton, ND and Grand Forks, ND before moving to Wahpeton, ND where they raised their 4 children. Anna was a stay at home mom until the children were older. She worked at Pamida for several years. Leonard passed away on 1/1/79 in Wahpeton, ND. She was a widow at age 45 and had one child left in high school at the time. After Leonard passed away she went to work at 3M in Wahpeton where she worked for several years. When she married William and moved to Blaine, MN she managed a dry cleaner until retirement. On 11/24/88 she married William Makovsky and they were married for 25 years before he passed away on 1/19/2014. They lived in Blaine, MN and in Moorhead, MN. Once they retired they enjoyed their winters away from MN and ND and wintered in Texas for several years. They traveled to different locations such as California to see the Parade of Roses and went on a Caribbean cruise. Bill played in a polka band (Wee Willie Band) so they traveled to many locations in MN, ND, and WI where his band would play. Ann loved music and loved to dance. She is survived by her sons Wayne (Sheila) Ruzicka of Rogers, MN, Rodney (Beth) Ruzicka of Fargo, ND, Mike (Laura) Ruzicka of West Fargo and one daughter Lori (James) Lee of West Fargo, ND, 4 grandchildren – Brian (Sheena) Lee of West Fargo, ND, Eric (Jenny) Lee of Castle Rock, CO, Alex Lee of West Fargo, ND, and Madison Ruzicka of Fargo, ND. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren – Cassidy and Graham Lee of West Fargo, ND and Brady and Brooks Lee of Castle Rock, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents Florian and Balbina Lovcik, husband Leonard Ruzicka, 2nd husband William Makovsky, Brother Richard Lovcik and sisters Lorraine Bohac and Dorothy Shereck, and grandson Travis James. Her health had been failing the past few years so we moved her to Assisted Living. The staff at Edgewood Vista always said her face and eyes would light up when family would come to visit, which was very often. She loved to go out to eat with family and just spend quality time with her family. We all made sure that happened often as we loved to see her smile and laugh. She will be missed so much by her family but we are thankful she is in a better place. Rest in peace mom – we love you so much.
My heartfelt condolences to the Ruzicka family ❤️
My love and prayers to Lori, Wayne, Rodney, Mike and families. I am so grateful for the time spent with Ann. She was such a sweetheart😘
Wishing your families the best,
Peace to you and your family
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. From stories that Wayne has shared with me, I knew that Anna was a very special lady.
My sympathy to Annas’ family…..Anna and I were co-workers at 3M at thw Wahpeton facility. Just a pleasant, sweet lady, i enjoyed our friendship and working with Anna…..R.I.P. co-worker friend….
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Wayne, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family, cherish your memories of time spent with your Mom.
We all loved your family and the memories bring warm thoughts of Wahpeton! Our sympathies to you all.
From the Wally and Betty Diekman family
Ann was one of my very favorite people to visit with at the dances. Loved her smile and her warm lovable eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.💕💕