She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Bennington, Neb., the daughter of Herman and Wilhelmina (Hoech) Penke.
Mrs. Ruckl was a homemaker.
She married Thomas Ruckl on July 11, 1936, in Omaha. He died in June 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Vicker, Lawrence; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, Omaha.
The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's Assn. or to the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.