September 24, 2020
Henry Drudik, 89, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Ruskin, was born on March 9, 1931, in Fairfield, and died Sept. 18, in Lincoln, Neb.
Henry was raised on a farm near Deweese. He was the fifth of five children born to Anna (Suchy) and Joseph Drudik. He attended Roth Country School.
Henry was a simple guy with a simple life. He was passionate about his faith (a member of the Catholic Church), and his Czech heritage, especially the traditional music and food. He was a people-person, who was willing to chat with anyone about anything.
Henry worked in Concordia. Hastings, Chester and Deshler. Henry’s longest job was at Reinke in Deshler, where he worked for 13 years as a steel cutter. One of his favorite accomplishments was when he won a steel cutting contest and broke the company’s record for amount of steel cut in an hour, winning him a big award. He retired from Reinke in 1985.
Henry lived in Ruskin during his retirement years. In his free time he was mostly outside where he enjoyed gardening and mowing. His community described him as “generous” and willing to help.
In 2014, Henry moved to Lincoln to be closer to family.
His funeral was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron with Father Steve Major officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron was in charge of arrangements.