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Jeremy Ruck

Jeremy Ruck
1971 – 2021

Jeremy Ruck, RPE, and owner of Jeremy Ruck and Associates in Canton IL was a well-known and active professional and consulting engineer. Sadly, he passed away on December 11th from complications from the covid virus at just 50 years of age.

Jeremy Ruck
March 2, 1971 – December 11, 2021

Jeremy graduated from High School in 1988 and got his BSEE from Bradley University in 1996.

A man with focus and determination, he would set a goal and worked toward accomplishing it. For example, when he decided to get his Electrical PE License, he did not return to school, but studied all the material required and just went and took the test.

Starting in 1996, he worked under Don Markley in Peoria for 10 years. When Markley died, he put out his shingle as Jeremy Ruck & Associates. Among many projects, he managed the RF activities at Willis Tower in Chicago, the largest single Broadcasting antenna site in the US.

At the time of his death, he was especially busy working on the Chicago Television re-pack up on the Willis Tower. He was a tireless worker, many times worker long hours and overnights, particularly at Willis Tower.

He was a good friend to fellow Engineers and very approachable. Jeremy was excellent at communicating difficult concepts and making them clear. He carried on Markley’s annual tradition of speaking at the Madison Broadcasters Clinic. I’m not sure who is going to do that now. He was noted for his dry humor, cartoons, and funny photos at the start of his presentation as well as sharing his real-world RF experiences and stories of his antenna work at Willis Tower.

Jeremy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Frankie, sister Holly, son Alexander, his mother Jerrie Ruck, and step-mother Beverly Ruck. He will be sorely missed by many more than just his family, friends, and those with whom he worked.

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Our thanks to Rich Wood and Art Reis for their kind help with some of Jeremy’s background.

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