Date of death: 7/23/2019

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1966

Rodger Stanley Ruzanka Sr., Louisville, KY- 79, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend.

A former Catholic priest, he taught and worked with communities in Peru. His commitment to helping others continued in his career at Prudential Life Insurance. He will be remembered for his love, kindness and humor, and will be missed by all those whose paths he crossed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Dorothy Ruzanka and brother, Steven Romuald Ruzanka.

Rodger is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Silvia M. Ruzanka; daughter, Silvia P. Ruzanka (Benjamin Chang); son, Rodger Ruzanka Jr. (Ashley Blanchette); grandchildren, Isabella and Violetta Chang; brothers, Michael Andrew Ruzanka (Charlotte) and Mark Edward Ruzanka (Melissa [Missy]); sister, Mary Diane Ruzanka; and his beloved grand bunnies, Felix and Oscar.