Mary Lou Smejkal, 69, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 21 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Chris Podhajsky. Burial was at St. John Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include Barbara Ruzicka of Solon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Ronald Ruzicka; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Anna Smejkal.
Mary Lou was born July 10, 1942, the daughter of Matthew and Mary (Sejnoha) Ruzicka in Cedar Rapids. On Aug. 19, 1961, she married Alan Ronald Smejkal at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Mary Lou had worked at Killian’s, Brosh Chapel, Impact Sales and Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home.
Mary Lou was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. She also belonged to St. Mary’s Society, St. Bridget Circle, and St. Wenceslaus Choir.
A memorial fund has been established in memory of Mary Lou.
Please sign the online guest book for Mary Lou at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.