CALUMET — Jerry Allen Rutter Sr., 74, died peacefully on June 11, 2014. He was born to the late Budd J. and Mae Rutter on March 6, 1940, in Lansing.
Jerry graduated from Lansing Sexton High School in 1959 after which he served as an acrobatic diver and performer in the Recreation Services Division of the United States Army.
Jerry was a real estate developer for many years in Lansing before relocating to Elk Rapids; he spent the last few years living close to family in Minnesota.
Jerry’s love of the water was fostered from a young age. He received his captain’s license allowing him to spend much of his time on the water driving a variety of boats and yachts as well as owning and spending summers with his family on his own boat.
Jerry is survived by three children, Budd J. Rutter II, of Stillwater, Minn., Beth Nowosacki, of Traverse City, and Jerry (Heather) Rutter Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. Jerry is also survived by his six grandchildren, a niece and his sisters, Phyllis Marcussen, of Grand Ledge, and Maggie Rutter, of Grawn.
A memorial service is being planned for later in the summer.