Evelyn E. Ambroz, age 85, of New Prague, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the home that she and her husband built.  She was born on January 20, 1932, in Cedar Lake Township, Scott County, to Frank J. and Christina (Tuma) Svoboda.  She grew up in the St. Catherine area and attended a one-room country schoolhouse in District 31, Most Holy Trinity Catholic School in Veseli, Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Lonsdale, and New Prague High School. On January 19, 1952, Evelyn married Lloyd J. Ambroz at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, just before Lloyd shipped out to Japan.  The couple made their home in New Prague and Evelyn was employed for over 20 years at New Prague Elementary School (Falcon Ridge) in the custodial department.  After retirement, she volunteered in the St. Wenceslaus School kitchen with the lunch program.

Evelyn’s strong faith and prayerfulness led her to a very active role at St. Wenceslaus Church, where she took care of the candles in church and served as an extraordinary minister for the home-bound for many years.  Evelyn loved baking and when one visited her at home, you were always sent home with freshly baked rolls and kolacky.  She enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, walking, puzzles, needlework, gardening, and canning but most of all, her grandchildren. She also enjoyed visiting with her friends, especially her childhood friend, Evelyn Simon.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Lloyd of New Prague; children, Ann Christy of New Prague, Diane Ambroz of Shakopee, John Ambroz of Prior Lake, Paul (Darla) Ambroz of New Prague; sister, Marion Simon of New Prague; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Francis T. and Edwin E. Svoboda; sister, Julia Simon Zweber.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10:30 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Kevin Clinton officiating.  Visitation will take place Monday from 4-8 PM and Tuesday morning from 7:30 – 10:00 at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the KC Hall.