Ronald Lee Tvrdy
Date of Birth
May 17, 1934
Ceresco, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 14, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Cemetery ~ Davey, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #244

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Cemetery or Ceresco Fire and Rescue

Ronald Lee Tvrdy, 83, of Ceresco, NE, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born May 17, 1934 in Ceresco, NE to Henry John and Helen Henrietta (Hruza) Tvrdy.  Ron graduated from Ceresco High School in 1951.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged on March 17, 1955.  On December 27, 1958, Ron was married to Marguerite Mary Beiermann at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay, NE.

Ron was a lifelong farmer and he worked for the City of Lincoln with the surveyors.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Davey, NE, Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s & St. Patrick’s Cemetery Board, Ceresco American Legion Post #244, Saunders County Zoning Board, Saunders County Livestock Association and a past board member of the Ceresco Coop.

Ron lived to farm and was a good steward of the land; some of which his great grandfather Tvrdy purchased in 1876.  Ron loved our Lord Jesus above all else.  He attended daily Mass for many years at St. Mary’s Church in Davey.  At home, he enjoyed playing cards, reading, watching Husker football, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.  He loved history especially WWII and the Korean War.  Ron also enjoyed taking his daily country crop tours and shredding all summer.

He is survived by children, Ann E. Tvrdy of Grand Island, NE, John F. (Jean) Tvrdy of Wahoo, NE, Nancy M. (Marlan) Gathje of Central City, NE, Peggy M. Tvrdy of Lincoln, NE and Mark C. (Wendy) Tvrdy of Ceresco, NE; grandchildren, Rachel L. Tvrdy, Jill, Katy and Amy Gathje, Scott, Rosalie, Julianne, Allyson and Brett Tvrdy; step-grandchildren, Monica and Emily Hass; sister, Rose Ann Spence; sister-in-law, Patricia Tvrdy.

He was preceded in death by wife, Marguerite “Marge” Tvrdy; parents, Henry and Helen Tvrdy; brother, Henry Tvrdy, Jr.; brother-in-law, Lyle Spence; infant son, infant daughter and infant brother.

Condolences for Ronald Lee Tvrdy
  1. Susie Miller
    • October 14, 2017 - 6 years ago

    We’re sorry to hear about Ron. He was a good man. Your in our thought and prayers.

  2. • October 15, 2017 - 6 years ago

    We were honored to take Mr. Tvrdy on the Korean Honor Flight.

    Evonne and I are very sorry for your loss.

  3. Ross & Carole Larson
    • October 16, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Ron was a fine man, a great neighbor, and a builder that left our community better because of him. We’ll miss him.

  4. Bob Davis
    • October 16, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Ron and all the Tvrdy family are in our thoughts and prayers, Nancy and Inare saddened by Your loss.

  5. S. Mary Jo Polak OSB
    • October 16, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Now Ron and Marge can continue their game of “Nickel” in heaven. They were good people.

  6. Roger Nelson
    • October 17, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Please except my sympathy to your family during this time I am sorry to hear of your loss and I will keep you in my thoughts.

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