Betty J. Wruck

Betty J. Wruck

Betty J. Wruck, 77, of Platteville died on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, Platteville.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services.

Memorials may be made to the Betty J. Wruck Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at

Betty was born on May 9, 1939 in Delavan, Wisconsin, daughter of Lorne and Dorothy (Reason) Joppa. She was united in marriage to Clinton Wruck on August 24, 1968 in Delavan, Wisconsin. After high school she attended and graduated from Wisconsin State College of Oshkosh with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics. She then went to Marquette University and received her MS in Organic Chemistry. She was a two year graduate assistant at Marquette University from 1961 – 1963. In 1964 she went to teach at UW-Platteville where she taught chemistry until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the Platteville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling with Clinton after retiring from teaching.

Betty is survived by her husband, Clinton; two children, James Wruck of East Dubuque, IL; and Sue Musarra of Platteville; three grandchildren, Anna, Michael and Joey Mussara; one sister, Barbara (Jerry)Fisher of Janesville, WI; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Norene Nelson.