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Zachary Ryan Ronje Cruz

August 30, 1993 - November 16, 2010
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Zach Ronje Cruz died Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the age of 17 in Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 22, 2010, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. Visitation will be 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday at Cole Funeral Home. Zach was born August 30, 1993, in Waco, Texas and moved to McCook Nebraska in 2005. He played football for Hitchcock County High School in Trenton, Nebraska where he was their quarterback. He also played basketball and was second runner up for homecoming king this year. Zach was an avid Texas Longhorn and Nebraska...
Zach Ronje Cruz died Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the age of 17 in Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 22, 2010, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. Visitation will be 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday at Cole Funeral Home.

Zach was born August 30, 1993, in Waco, Texas and moved to McCook Nebraska in 2005. He played football for Hitchcock County High School in Trenton, Nebraska where he was their quarterback. He also played basketball and was second runner up for homecoming king this year. Zach was an avid Texas Longhorn and Nebraska Corn Husker fan.

Survivors include his mother Barbara Ronje Cruz of McCook; two brothers, John Russell Cruz, Justin Ray Cruz both of McCook, Nebraska; a sister Eleeza Rennea Cruz of McCook, Nebraska; maternal grandmother, Virginia Hart of McGregor; paternal grandfather, Charlie Ronje of McCook, Nebraska; Maternal great grandparents, Oscar and Juanita Hart of Waco; his girlfriend, Laura Jo Miller of McCook, Nebraska.

It has been said that Zach considered everyone at school to be a part of his family. He had an infectious smile that overflowed to everyone he came into contact with.

Zach's mother, Barbara has said:
Now it is time to say our farewells to a very special young man. Zach was loved by many. He may be gone from our physical lives, but his memories will always remain in our hearts. We love you, Zach you will be missed.

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