Mary Agnes (Hazuka) Tvrdy
Date of Birth
June 12, 1937
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 4, 2021
Ceresco, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, April 10, 2021 ~ 2:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Davey, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary & St. Patrick Cemetery ~ Davey, Nebraska

*The Rosary and Mass will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, April 9, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Catholic Daughters Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Davey, Nebraska


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Mary Agnes (Hazuka) Tvrdy, 83, of rural Ceresco, NE, entered into eternal rest on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home, surrounded by family.  She was born June 12, 1937 at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, NE to John J. and Agnes C. (Schuman) Hazuka.  Mary attended St. Rose School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Omaha.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from College of St. Mary in Omaha and a Master’s Degree in Music from UNL.  On November 21, 1970, Mary was united in marriage to Robert Tvrdy at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Omaha, NE.

Through the years, Mary worked at Rosenblatt Stadium, Brandeis Theater and had a long teaching career at the following schools:  St. Patrick School, St. Joan of Arc School and Blessed Sacrament in Lincoln, schools in Douglas and Bennet, NE, Raymond Central Public Schools in Valparaiso and Ceresco.

Mary was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Davey, the St. Mary’s Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and WDCCW.  She was the choir director at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 1972 to 2011, and their organist from 1972 to 2019. Mary enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing the piano, playing Solitaire, gardening, painting, reading and quilting.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert Tvrdy; daughters, Theresa M. Tvrdy of Ceresco, NE and Rita A. (Dr. Carl) Tranisi of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren, Sophia Tranisi, Liam Tvrdy, Luke Tvrdy and Lauren Tranisi; brothers, Dr. Bernard J. Hazuka of Denver, CO, Thomas J. (Nancy) Hazuka and Dr. David F. (Kathie) Hazuka of Overland Park, KS; brother-in-law and sister-in- law, Darrell and Mary Lee Dey; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by children, Brian Joseph Tvrdy and Emily Cecile Tvrdy; parents, John and Agnes Hazuka; sister-in-law, Nancy Hazuka.

Condolences for Mary Agnes (Hazuka) Tvrdy
  1. Heather & Zoie Doxon
    • April 7, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Terri & Family – We’re sending much sympathy, love and comfort to you. Your mom was one of the sweetest and most faithful people I’ve ever known. Terri – you’ve been such a rock for her and took such good care of her. Bless you all.

  2. sandra schneider
    • April 7, 2021 - 2 years ago

    My sincere sympathy to Mary s family may they find comfort in the memories that they shared together

  3. Tim Guilfoy
    • April 7, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Terri, Rita, Bob and family,

    My sincerest condolences on the loss of Mary. She had one of the kindest, gentlest souls I have ever known. I always felt welcomed as part of the family when I visited. All of you continue to be in my prayers.

  4. Darlene Almery Neubauet
    • April 8, 2021 - 2 years ago

    So sorry Bob and Mary’s Family, you all have our most Sincere Sympathy! Darlene Neubauer and the Almery Families

  5. DeEtte Person
    • April 8, 2021 - 2 years ago

    I was so saddened to learn of Mary’s passing. Marge, as I called her, was like an Aunt to me. Our mothers were friends from UNL grad school and remained lifelong friends. Although I was a “city girl” who lived in an apartment, I learned about “farm life” and the more traditional role of a wife and mother from “Aunt Marge.” I’ll be forever grateful for all I learned from her, the amazing memories of Saturdays on the farm and for the friendship and love she showed my Mom and my entire family. She was an amazing example of faith in action — truly living her faith every day and in every way. We wish your family much love, great peace and the comfort of memories and a life well lived.

  6. Kelly (Keane) Pokorny
    • April 8, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Bob and family, my deepest sympathies to you.
    I learned so much from Mary while taking piano lessons. She was a wonderful and kind person.
    My Mom, Wilma Keane, thought the world of her as well.
    I am sure you all take comfort knowing she was a good and faithful servant.
    Mary is in my prayers.

  7. Mike hermance family
    • April 8, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Our sincere Sympathy to your family. Mary was always a pleasure to talk with and watch the love she shared for her family.

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