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Francis Edward "Butch" Rutkowski Jr.


1940 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Francis Edward "Butch" Rutkowski Jr. Obituary
Francis Edward (Butch) Rutkowski Jr. of North Adams, Michigan passed away peacefully at age 76 on March 16, 2017 under the loving care of his son and daughter-in-law.
Frank was born on September 29, 1940 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He was a member of the FFA and a graduate of Crete-Monee High School in Illinois. Frank also served his country honorably in the Navy for 4 years. Frank retired as a heavy equipment operator and was a gold member of local #324 Operating Engineers for his 48 years of service. Franks co-workers and friends knew him as "Frank" or "Pollock".
He was truly loved and will be incredibly missed by his family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Barbara Rutkowski, and his significant other of 29 years Susan Elwing.
Frank is survived by his sisters; Ruth Ann (Kenneth) Draper of Elsie, Michigan and Barbara (Keith) Robinson of Kearneysville, West Virginia; three children, Edward (Mary) Rutkowski of Lansing, Michigan, Daniel (Jacalyn) Rutkowski of North Adams, Michigan, Darlene Medore of Ovid, Michigan; grandchildren; Mandy, Amy, Amber, Dan "D.J.", Deanna, Koressa, Hunter; great grandchildren; Trey, Taite, Aliyas, Kavon and Blake and two nieces and one nephew.
At his request cremation has taken place and there will be no additional services at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Hampton Funeral Home - Hillsdale
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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Mar. 21, 2017
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