DR. MARK HRUBY

Hruby webDr. Mark Hruby, of Mora, died on Thursday, April 14, 2011. He was 57 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 11:00 am. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be on Tuesday from 4:30 – 8 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and one hr. prior to the service on Wednesday.

INTERMENT will in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mora, MN

Mark Ronald Hruby, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on April 14th, 2011 on South Padre Island, Texas. He was 57 years old.
Mark was born September 17th, 1953 in New Prague, Minnesota to Bernice (Kajer) and Leonard Hruby. He grew up on the family farm, the third of seven children, and graduated from New Prague High School in 1971.
He went on to attend Mankato State University and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Mark continued his education at the University of Minnesota Medical School where he was a member of the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity. There he met the love of his life, Renee Marie Lins. Mark and Renee married on November 5th, 1977 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. Mark graduated from medical school in 1979 and began a three year family practice residency at North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis. In 1982, Mark began his career in family medicine at the medical clinic and hospital in Mora, Minnesota, where he practiced until the time of his death.
In the years following marriage, Mark and Renee became the parents of three beautiful children: Paul, Lauren, and Peter. Mark had a strong faith and was a member of both St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mora and the Knights of Columbus. Mark had a deep caring for those less fortunate and was an advocate for the well-being of the public, most notably in his pursuit of anti-methamphetamine legislation. He also participated in numerous other committees, volunteer organizations, and charities.
Mark enjoyed kite boarding, windsurfing, reading non-fiction, golfing, woodworking, gardening, and playing games with his family and friends. Mark and his loving family enjoyed numerous vacations together, including a trip with his wife and children only a few days before his passing. Mark loved his wife and children dearly and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them. He is described by those who knew him as a gentle man with great character who was kind, compassionate, caring, and humble. Mark will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Bernice Hruby, and father-in-law, Roger Lins.
He is survived by his wife Renee; children Paul Hruby MD (fiance Siobahn Bower MD) of Omaha, NE, Lauren (Tim) Jepson of San Diego, CA and Peter Hruby of Milwaukee, WI; brothers Richard (MaryJo) and Steven; sisters Noreen Hruby, Margaret (Gary) Moe, Barbara (Gary) Bilek and Anita Hruby; mother-in-law Lu Lins; sisters-in-law Sheryl (Scot) Hunter and Jeanne (Ken) Fuchs; brother-in-law Michael Lins MD (Lori); many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials preferred to the Carmen Pampa Fund (1821 University Ave. Suite S-218 St. Paul, MN 55104) and the Mora Food Shelf

26 guestbook entries for DR. MARK HRUBY

  1. Dan Rodecap April 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Please accept my hearfelt sorrow and sympathy in Mark’s passing. He was not only my doctor, but also a friend. I always felt better following a visit with Dr. Hruby. Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.

  2. Gary & Sue Johnson April 16, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    It was heartbreaking hearing the news about Mark.We had just seen him in Texas and he was so happy to be kiting. It is so hard to believe.
    Mark left you wonderful memories including your
    vacation to California you just had. What a gift.
    We pray you can find some peace through this difficult time.

  3. Robert & Joan Olson April 16, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss of Dr. Hruby. We were both patients of his for over 12 years. He also treated my husband’s mother in her last days here and was wonderful. He was a quiet man, but a great doctor. We will keep him and all of the family in our prayers. We will miss him.

  4. Herb and Joyce Lins April 16, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. We kept the family picture on your Cristmas card from last year and are are looking at it in disbelief. We have you in our prayers.

    Herb and Joyce

  5. Mike & Lori Schultz April 16, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Praying for God’s peace and comfort.
    “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4

  6. KML April 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. My condolences go out to your family. Mark will be missed greatly by his patients, family, community and friends. May you find comfort in God’s blessings for the future.

  7. Rhonda Olson April 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    I was shocked by the news of Dr. Hruby passing. He has been my doctor for over 25 years. He pulled me through some bad asthma attacks in the past. The world has lost a good doctor but also a great person, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Renee, Paul, Lauren and Peter.

  8. Dena April 17, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    There are no words to make what has happened better but please know that your husband and Dad did make a difference in this life. He touched the lives of many and made a difference for those whose lives he touched. I am so saddened by your loss.

  9. Mary Jo and Joe Buckley April 17, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    We are so sad for the loss of Mark. He was a great guy. We will miss him so much. He was doing what he loved and he loved you all so much. We will be there always for you.

  10. Mike Kratochwill April 17, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    So sorry for your loss.

  11. Wendy (Toenies) Sandven April 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Renee, Paul, Lauren, and Peter,
    Although his life was prematurely ended in a tragic loss, his work brought so many a better life. He has left a lifetime of memories for you which cannot be taken away. Sharing them will bring you peace and joy through the hard times. Know that even those who quietly stand by are sending you strength so that you may be able get through this difficult time in your lives.

  12. Steve & Luann Gutzkow April 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    So Sorry to hear about your loss, Dr. Hruby brought both our daughters into this world, he was a great Dr. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  13. Sue Bartell April 18, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    I read Mark’s obituary today in the Minneapolis StarTribune and was surprised and sad. I was a classmate of Mark’s at New Prague High School. After graduation we lost touch, but reconnected when he was in Medical School at the U of M. He rotated through the department where I worked in the 70’s. We had a lot of great laughs and he told me I made the best coffee ever (for the department). I always appreciated Mark’s quiet ways, dry sense of humor and amazing memory. He was one of the brightest, smartest and nicest guys in our class. I wondered where he went after med school and now I know that he had a wonderful life with his family and his practice. I am so sorry for the family, community and the world that Mark has passed on to the next chapter. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.

  14. Sheila Lane April 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I was so shocked and saddened by the news that Dr. Hruby passed away. He was my Dr. for 28 years. He was such a compassionate person and I always felt better after seeing him. He was a quiet and kind man. I will truly miss him.

  15. Michael, Lori, Ryan, Erin April 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    Dear Renee, Paul, Siobhan, Lauren, Tim, and Peter,

    Mark will be missed by so many people in so many ways. While he was a man of many gifts and talents, we will always remember him as the quintessential family man. If awards were given for being a good husband and father, Mark would have a warehouse full of trophies and blue ribbons. Our family will never be the same without him.

    Love, Michael, Lori, Ryan, and Erin

  16. Cousin Richard and Nancy Drapinski of St. Paul April 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Our sympathy and prayers go out to the entire
    Hruby Family.

  17. Robert Aas April 19, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    It s with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Dr. Hruby. I will feel his loss as he was my physician and brother Knight. He will be certainly missed by my family, the Mora medical community, St. Marys Church community and so many others. I extend the deepest sympathy to his family.

  18. Rich & Cathy Fuchs April 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Dear Renee, Paul, Siobhan, Lauren, Tim and Peter,

    In our lives, there are people that cross our paths that make us feel so fortunate that we had a chance to get to know. Mark was one of those special people. However, God blessed all of you in a very special way because you had Mark as a husband, father and father-in-law. His compassion and gentle, humble ways have been an inspiration to us all. Our hearts are full of love and sympathy as we grieve with you. Our family will always be there for you.

  19. Carlos Guerrero, M.D. April 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Dear Renee, Paul,Siobhan, Lauren, Tim, Peter:
    I was saddened beyond words at the passing of our dear friend, Mark. What words can comfort you in your time of sorrow. He was and always will be a special friend in my life. From our times in medical
    school and Phi Chi, to the many lifelong experiences
    we had traveling and visiting each other. I will remember his gentle, caring, compassionate nature; his wonderful sense of humor and his infectuous laugh. I know how much he loved and cherished his family and how he grew in faith with God. How fortunate,and blessed,were we that God
    placed this good man in our lives. I will miss him
    always. Please know that I’m praying for you and for God’s blessing as you continue the difficult journey without your beloved husand and father.
    I am always there for you.

  20. Carlos Guerrero, M.D. April 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I know Mark will be remembered by his patients as an excellent, compassionate, caring doctor. He was the best he could be. God Bless the memory of Dr. Mark Hruby

  21. Stan Shetka April 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Just one of those great men you will always think about and smile!!!

  22. Debra Minar Driscoll April 21, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I was saddened to see Mark’s obituary in the online version of the New Prague Times. Although we hadn’t connected since high school, I remember what a really great guy Mark was, with a great sense of humor. I am not surprised to see that he had a meaningful and great life with his family. He’s still with you in spirit, and may good memories sustain you all.

  23. Rollie and DeEtte Lins April 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Renee and family,
    So sorry to hear the sad news of Mark’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Omaha VA Eye Clinic Staff April 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Please accept our sincere thoughts and prayers during your time of loss.

  25. Gloria Westling April 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Dear family and friends, I knew Mark through the hospital and Public Health. My prayer is that you will ask for the Comforter(Holy Spirit) and he will give you peace at this trying times. God Bless.

  26. Merlin and Marilyn Smith April 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    You may not remember us because we moved from Mora about 26 years ago but we remember Mark and Renee very well. He was so excited about his move to Mora and had such a warm personality which made him a very good Doctor. We were so shocked to learn about what happened to him. We still think about the family every day and pray that you will be comforted during this time of healing. We are truly so sorry for your loss and for the loss of the whole community.

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