William Wruck, 72

Published 12:57am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

William Wruck, 72
Born: Oct. 26, 1939
Died: Aug. 5, 2012


William Edward “Bill” Wruck, 72, of Niles, passed away at Kindred Hospital in Mishawaka after a brief illness.

On Oct. 26, 1939, Bill was born to the late William and Clara (Tetzloff) Wruck in Denham, Ind.

Bill married Beverly Connors on Nov. 18, 1967, at a ceremony in Roseland, Ind., and together they raised five children and shared 38 years of marriage together.

Always a hard worker, Bill retired after 42 years from Simplicity Pattern, where much of his time was spent as a plate maker. Bill’s work ethic was also apparent with his flower garden. People would drive by his home just to admire his gorgeous flower garden and hanging baskets. Bill enjoyed playing horseshoes and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was a member of both the Niles Eagles and Niles Elks Lodge.

Family was very important to Bill, and he found himself happiest when he was surrounded by his family.

Preceding Bill are his parents and his wife, Beverly.

Surviving Bill are his son, Edward Hartman of Niles; his four daughters; Suellyn Bivens and Patricia Sims, both of Niles, Kim Shepherdson and Kelley (Roger) Schneider, both of Indiana; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his four sisters; Marlene (Roy) Pollock and Beverly (Jim) Bennett both of Niles, Charlotte (Don) De Freez of Buchanan and Carol (Stan) Wilson of Goshen, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home. An interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Brian Parker Memorial Foundation.

Condolences, photos and memories can be left for Bill’s family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

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