Albert A. Hruza, 61, of Ord passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ord on Friday, March 31, 2017.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Ord Christian Church. Pastor Doug Durre will officiate. Private Inurnment will be in the Cottonwood Cemetery at Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Albert A. Hruza Memorial Fund to be designated later. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangement.
Albert Alan Hruza was born April 11, 1955, at Burwell, Nebraska to Richard J. Sr. and Alma (Owens) Hruza. He attended Rose Vale School until the 8th grade and graduated from Ord High School in 1973. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where he received a degree in Animal Science.
Following college, Albert returned to the family farm near Ericson. Albert and his brother, Richard “Dick” began a Livestock Hauling business, “Loup Valley Transfer” and he also drove a truck for Bud Knight. Albert began working for Stanley Nolte, where he worked until his time of death.
Albert enjoyed Nebraska Husker Football and watching Major League Baseball. He socialized at the Ord Vet’s Club and was a very active member of the Son’s of American Legion. He volunteered with the many activists of the Son’s of American Legion and especially liked helping the Memorial Day festivities.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he liked working with all kinds of farm animals. Albert was a “regular” at the various Livestock Sale Barns in Central Nebraska.
Albert will be missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his mother, Alma Hruza and her special friend, Elmer Kroger both of Ord; a brother, Richard J. “Dick” Hruza of Wright, Wyoming; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Leonard Fischer of Sachse, Texas and Marjorie and William McFarland of Grand Island; nephews, Danny and Leann Davenport of Ord and Hank McFarland and Kenny McFarland both of Grand Island; a niece, Denise and Mark Wray of Ord; great-nieces, Shannon Davenport, and Danielle and Makayla Wray; a great-nephew, Reese Davenport; and Albert’s special friend, Kathy“Kat” Dehart of Ord.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard J. Hruza Sr.