Ruby Scoviak, age 86, of Beloit, WI passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019 after a courageous 16 year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. For the past 10 years she was a resident in a loving environment by staff at Azura Memory Care in Clinton, WI. She was born in Gackle, North Dakota on November 15, 1932, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Lydia (Schlecht) Janke. In her early years she worked at Red Owl Meat Market in Bismarck, ND and in her later years at Cub Foods in South Beloit, IL. Ruby moved to Beloit, WI from North Dakota after she married Robert Scoviak on June 27, 1955. Not long after her arrival, Ruby climbed the ski jump at Big Hill Park in Beloit, WI; her first of many times. Ruby was very kind-hearted when it came to helping animals, children and the elderly. She taught her children to have an appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife, and to be respectful and hard-working. Ruby was an excellent seamstress and talented at craft making. She was an avid and gifted reader having read the entire encyclopedia Britannica and over 5,500 books in her lifetime, she enjoyed challenging herself while watching Jeopardy. She loved gardening and holidays, especially Christmas and Halloween. Ruby enjoyed listening to all genres of music including jazz, classical and country western; her favorites were Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, resilience, strength, and as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, all whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her children, Dianne (Scoviak) Moller of Milton, WI, Keith and wife Nancy Scoviak of Roscoe, IL, her grandchildren, Robert Thomas Scoviak of Janesville, WI, Amanda (Moller) and husband Glenn Croft of Milton, WI, David Jr. and wife Kelsey Moller of Beloit, WI, and great-grandchildren, Edison Croft and Hayden Moller. She is further survived by her siblings, Annette Grad of Florida, Leah Huse of Arizona, Velda Lee of Colorado, Harold Janke of Colorado and Virginia Kotz of Colorado and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robert Scoviak, her sisters Ruth McCurdy, Edna Pementil, brother Alden Janke and son-in-law David Moller Sr.
Thank you to the staff of Azura Memory Care in Clinton and Beloit Regional Hospice for their support and loving care they provided for Ruby.
Ruby's Funeral Service will be 12 Noon on Thursday October 10, 2019 in the BRIAN G. MARK FUNERAL HOME, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit. Friends will be received on Thursday in the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, PO Box 21, Milton WI 53563, a wildlife organization she loved and supported or the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation. Please share a memory or a condolence with the family on our website.
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