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Russell G. Rutz

December 21, 1926 - January 10, 2019
Muskegon, MI


Celebration of Life

Sunday, January 20, 2019
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
The Hideaway Lounge – Fricano Place
1050 W Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441

Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Russell George Rutz, age 92, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. He was born in Ferndale, MI on December 21, 1926 to Russell & Margaret (Murphy) Rutz and served his country in the US Navy during World War II. He married the former Shirley Passage on June 27, 1947 and had been employed as a Price Analyst for the US Department of Defense in Grand Rapids until retiring in 1990. He owned horses at one time and enjoyed training them and riding.Russell was a member of VFW Lt. Clement F Derezinski Post #7729 and enjoyed gardening, snowmobiling and traveling in his motor home.


Sons, Gordon Rutz of Muskegon, David Rutz of Muskegon; daughters, Janis (Mike) Walachovic of Muskegon, Sandra (Bruce) Ferguson of Muskegon; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; Fiance, Pat Wright. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley in 1996 & brother, Stanley J. Rutz


Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:00 - 6:00 PM at The Hideaway Lounge – Fricano Place. Internment in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. MEMORIAL: VFW Lt. Clement F Derezinski Post #7729 or Noah Project.