Betty J. Ruffert


Betty Jane Ruffert, 95, of Gillett, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021. She was born on Nov. 29, 1925, to the late Victor and Mary Ellen (Fulwiller) Londre in Norway, Michigan. She and her sister, Alice, were raised by their mother and stepfather, Earl Lacomb.

On Sept. 20, 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Jack Ruffert in Green Bay, until his passing on May 30, 2017. The couple was inseparable; they lived in West Allis for over 20 years. During this time, she worked and ran her own beauty salon The Dollhouse for 25 years. In 1975, they purchased land on Pensaukee Lake and slowly built Ruffert’s Paradise where they vacationed until moving there permanently in 1985.

Betty is survived by one son, Jack A. (Robin) Ruffert, of Cecil; and her grandson, Christopher Ruffert, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; and her sister, Alice.

A memorial service for Betty will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Swedberg Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel with Richard Menning officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m until the time of the service.