Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 14, 2013

Ruth Marie (Rolfe) Rutter

GRAYLING — Ruth Marie (Rolfe) Rutter, 92, passed away at her residence in Grayling, Mich. on May 11, 2013, with her family present. Ruth grew up in Flint, Mich., the daughter of George and Florence (Cogan) Rolfe.

Ruth graduated from Flint Central in 1938. She met William D. Rutter on a blind date, later marrying him on Nov. 21, 1941.

Ruth is survived by three children, William (Linda) Rutter, Gayle Mertz, Ronald (Lanice) Rutter; grandchildren, Mark (Midge), Susan (Bryan), Deborah (Paul), Jason and Carrah; great grandchildren Eric, Tanner, Meghan, Skylar, Gabriel and Hunter; as well as extended family Mellisa and Ted, Lloyd and Jennie and Chris and Tim.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the children’s department at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, brother, and son in law.

A special thank you to ALL our hospice angels who helped us care for our loved one.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, May 31, 2013 with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. up to the time of service, with Pastor Pat Robbins officiating.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, Mich.

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