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Edward L. Rutter

EDWARD L. RUTTER ANDERSON, INDIANA

Edward L. Rutter, age 89, of Anderson, IN, died November 19, 2012 at Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness. Ed was born November 14, 1923 in Mount Carmel, IL to Clarence R. and Sarah Rutter. Edward graduated from Butler with a doctorate in pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for 54 years and owned Edgewood Pharmacy in Anderson . Ed served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Anderson Country Club and Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne (Johnson) Rutter of Anderson; six children, Kathy (George) Vrabel of Valparaiso, David (Susan) Rutter of Clearwater, FL, Cindy (Dick) Aucutt of Wausau, WI, Michelle (John) Connell of Anderson, John (Danielle) Guion of Anderson, and Kevin (Jill) Guion of Lapel; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and two nephews. Local grandchildren (Valparaiso area) include: Rob (Natalie) Thorgren, Tyler Thorgren, Charles (Erica) Thorgren, and Courtney (John) Smith. Preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Peggy (Bell) Ruitter in 1985; two brothers; and two sisters. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Rozelle- Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Claude Creel of Good Shepherd Community Church officiating with military rites. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Roselle Johnson Funeral home. A memorial mass will be held at St. Theresa of Avila on Dec. 10 at 5:15. Contributions may be given to take World War II veterans to Washington to see their memorial: WWII Honor Flight Association; c/o Lafayette Gold Star Mother's Sons, P.O. Box 275, Lafayette, IN 47902.
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Published in The Times on Nov. 22, 2012
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