Ann R. Ruzga

Ann R. Ruzga, 86, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 2, 1929 in Gary, IN to Joseph and Mary (nee: Bugay) Iwan. Ann was a member of St. Mary of Annunciation in Mundelein, Senior Vista Health, Ambassador Club, Waukegan Moose Golden Antlers, Twin Club, and Boy Scouts, helping her 4 sons become Eagle Scouts. Upon her retirement and for 15 years, she toured the western states, Canada, and Europe. To remember these trips, photo albums were created during the “Golden Years”, allowing everyone to enjoy the trips. Ann always kept her children and grandchildren in her heart. We wish to express our many thanks to hospice, Condell Hospital and staff, as well as Dr. Slivnick, Dr. Roden, and all the medical personnel for caring for Ann in her peaceful passing. Ann is survived by her husband Bernard J. Ruzga, her children Bob (Deb) Ruzga, Mike (Lisa) Ruzga, Richard (Linda) Ruzga, Tina (Bryan) Lightfoot, and Dennis Ruzga, her grandchildren Ashley (Garret) Wright, David (Michelle) Ruzga, Brad, Anna Kate, Marissa, Danielle, Kayleigh, and Melaine, and her twin sister Marie Silich. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Tom Ruzga, her brother Joseph and his wife Ann Iwan, and her brother-in-law Victor. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Mary of Annunciation 22333 W. Erhart rd. Mundelein, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information log onto or call (847)223-8122.

5 Responses to Ann R. Ruzga

  • Ann may says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Ann Ruzga says:

    Ann was a wonderful lady with a great family. She touched alot of hearts.

  • Treva says:

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Lynn Johnston says:

    Dennis and Ruzga family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis, know I am thinking of you and yours at this very sad time.

  • Kim (Lesnak) Nerheim says:

    Tina and Dennis,
    I recall all the wonderful memories of your mom during high school. She was so proud of her family, as you and your siblings brought immeasurable happiness to her her whole life. Hold onto those loving memories until you meet again. Thank you for sharing her as a mom with all us, she set a great example of what commitment it takes to be an extraordinary wife, mother and friend.