Ruby Fiala (1926 - 2013)

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Fiala, Ruby M.

With tears of sadness, laughter and joy, we lost the cornerstone of our family on Friday, September 27, 2013. Ruby joins Johnny, her husband and her son Jerry. The former Ruby M. Kotek was born on July 12, 1926 to the late Bert and Gladys (Balliet) Kotek in Portage, WI.

On May 20, 1947 she married John C. Fiala and he preceded her in death on December 4, 2006.

She was member of Holy Rosary Church and the Rosary Society, V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, leather craft, knitting, crocheting, quilting, dancing, card playing, fishing, and especially spending time with family and friends. Most of all she enjoyed travels with Johnnie as the "Galavanters" spending winters in Florida and summers up North

Survivors include six daughters and sons-in-law: Jane and Tony Lischka Jr., Kewaunee; Fran and Herb Ullmann, Appleton; Mary and Harry Schroeder, Brown Deer, WI; Helen and Marc Jackson, Kewaunee; Rita and Tony Smits, Green Bay; Diane and Dale Haszel, Kewaunee; six sons and five daughters-in-law: John F. and Valery A. Fiala, Shawano; James and Chris Fiala, Kaukauna; Tony and Glenda Fiala, Kewaunee; Peter and Barb Fiala, Kewaunee; Gary and Jody Fiala, New Franken; Ron Fiala and special friend Sara Larson, Green Bay; forty grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Lou Anderson, Madison; Anna Mae Jax, New Lisbon, WI; five sisters-in-law: Viva Kotek, Endavor; Mildred Halada, Green Bay; Lillian Hermans, Denmark; Mary Fiala, Green Bay; Edith (Jerome) Dolski, Kewaunee; one brother-in-law: Jack Voyles, Casco. She was preceded in death by a son: Jerry; a brother: Elmer Kotek.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. V.F.W Auxiliary services will be at 6:30 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. led by Dcn. Robert Pribek. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

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The family would like to give special thanks to her special friend, Dr. Thomas Zenner and also to the staff of Kewaunee Care Center, with their care and compassion that made them her extended family.

Funeral Home
Buchanan Funeral Home
1425 Ellis Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 30, 2013
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