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Patricia A. "Pat" (Smutny) Reznicek

September 5, 1941 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia A. “Pat” Reznicek, age 80, of Madison, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison.  Interment will be at St. Leonard’s Catholic Cemetery in Madison.  Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at the church.  The Vigil Service and Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website.  Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at her home in Madison.

Patricia Ann was born September 5, 1941 in Madison, Nebraska to Edwin and Mary (Knapp) Smutny.  Pat attended Liberty Country School for a couple years, before attending St. Leonard’s until 8th grade.  She graduated from the Assumption Academy, where she lived with nuns.  After her father’s death, at the age of 19, Pat left the Academy to return home.

Pat met Leo Reznicek at a wedding dance in Clarkson, NE, the couple married on November 23, 1963 at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church.  The couple’s first home was in Ft. Riley, KS until June of 1964, when Leo’s military duty was complete.  Then, they moved to Dodge, Nebraska until 1974.  From 1974 to 1986, the family lived in Norfolk.  In 1986, they moved to Omaha, and from 1990 onward they resided in Madison.  Pat worked for 18 years for Dale Electronics. 

While in Madison, Pat worked at Frontier Bank, Bank of Madison, and Short Stop.  She served on the Board of the Senior Center in Madison for the last 3 years. 

Pat loved cooking and baking for co-workers, friends and family.  She enjoyed the Madison County Fair, music, dancing, shopping, and most of all spending time with her family.  Pat would always help with church activities and she was always willing to help anyone in need.

She is survived by her children Annette (Bob) Sanderson of Denison, IA, Greg Reznicek of Littleton, CO, Tim Reznicek of Omaha, and John (Sherri) Reznicek of Tabor, IA, grandchildren Amanda Sanderson, Joshua Reznicek, Ashley (Chris) Turman, Jordon (Jay Gossit) Reznicek, and Robby Sanderson, great grandchildren Maximus, Caden, Charlie Grace, and Barrett, siblings Jim Smutny of Madison, Rita (Jim Creps) Johnson of Fremont, Rosie (Kevin) Kenny of Norfolk, Lenny (Jan) Smutny of Albion, Theresa (Ward) Tucker of Battle Creek, Vicky (Al) Demmel of Madison, and Susie (Jack) Nathan of Madison, and many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Leo, mother Mary Daniel, father Edwin Smutny, step father Leon Daniel, brother Rudy Smutny, in-laws Ernie and Wylma Reznicek, brothers-in-law Gary Reznicek and Merlin Yosten, and sister-in-law Kathy Thompson. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748

Vigil Service
Tuesday
January 11, 2022

7:00 PM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748
 

Video is available for this event



Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748
 

Video is available for this event



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