Helen Ruzick


(Apr. 22, 2006)

Helen Ruzick, 84, of Ryegate, Mont., died Saturday, April 22, at St. Vincent Health Care in Billings.

She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Meeeteese to Peter and Laura (Schnictger) Zoeteman.

Helen married Bob Ruzick in September 1939 and resided in Powell until the fall of 1949 when they moved to Ryegate. Bob preceded her in death in 1984. Her daughter Laura Connolly also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons Bob (Sally) Ruzick of Powell and Jim (Linda) Ruzick of Billings; grandchildren Kyle, Jason, Chad, Howard, Lisa and Richard and 17 great grandchildren. Her brother Elmer Zoeteman of Deer Lodge and sister Arlene Todd of Columbus; several nieces and nephews also survive her.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is planned for 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2006 at the Ryegate High School Gymnasium.

The family requests memorials to the Dialysis Fund, Billings Clinic, PO Box 37000, 2800 10th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59107. Perkins Funeral Home assisted the family with the services.