Wadsworth, OH

Julia K. Ruckman, age 79, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Wadsworth on July 29, 1942 to the late Alfred J. and Irene A. Motzko (nee Gaugler).

Julia was a graduate of Wadsworth High School, Class of 1960 and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 60 years. She worked for 49 years in the insurance industry, retiring in 2009 from Padgett, Young & Associates (formerly Bates Agency).

Along with her parents, Julia was preceded in death by brother, Fred J. Motzko; and brothers-in-law, Greg A. Norman and Fred A. Raack. She is survived by daughters, Teri A. Brennan (Terry) of Akron and Geri L. Burnham (Aaron) of Rocky River; grandchildren, Patrick (Catrina), Michael, Brian and Kelly Brennan, Alex and Grace Burnham; sisters, Carol Birkbeck (Jim), Cathy Raack, and Chris Norman; sister-in-law, Bertha Motzko; four aunts; one uncle; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to Grace Hospice for navigating us through this journey.

Cremation has taken place. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 3, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. in Wadsworth. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.