SAWATZKI-Ruth B., Born April 2, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, died Friday (12-9-05) in Amarillo, TX. 13 years Saint Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis, MO. B.A. in Dietetics from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO. Internship at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Employed as a dietician at St. Joseph Hospital Omaha, NE and Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, IA. Married Johnny Sawatzki, August 19, 1967 at Saint Peter's Church, Omaha. 20 years as a housewife during which time she was a Girl Scout Organizer, Member of the Nebraska Democratic Central Committee, The Douglas County (NE) Democratic Committee and an unsuccessful candidate for Board of Omaha Public Schools. Preceded in death by son, Spc. Gabriel Sawatzki, Nebraska National Guard. Survived by husband, Johnny Sawatzki, Amarillo, TX; daughters, Cassandra Sawatzki, wife of Brock Prusha, Des Moines, IA, Tekakwitha (Mrs. Joseph) Snel, Grayson, KY, TSgt. Charity (Mrs. John) Howard, Georgia Air National Guard, Warner Robbins, GA, Samantha (Mrs. Ralph) Sublett, Omaha; sons, Cardijn Sawatzki, Omaha, Ken Sawatzki, Omaha; 11 grandchildren.
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Rosary Sunday 6:30pm in Warford Walker Mortuary. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held Monday at 10am from St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Amarillo, TX with Father John Hickey, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Warford Walker Mortuary.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 10, 2005