Fred Kenneth Rutz
1928 - 2021
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Fred Kenneth Rutz, age 92, a well-known resident of Strasburg, VA passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Winchester Medical Center.

A graveside service for Fred will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery with Rev. Sonya Williams-Giersch officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the Shenandoah American Legion Post 77 Strasburg, VA.

Fred was born in Strasburg, VA on November 6, 1928 a son of the late Harry Houston Rutz, Sr. and the late Bertha Drummonds Rutz. Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid musician who loved to play the guitar and sing as well as hunt and fish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Claude T. Rutz, Harry H. Rutz, Jr., Jack T. Rutz, Robert P. Rutz, Edward S. Rutz, John W. Rutz, Lena R. Vaught, Eva R. Ranney and Dorothy R. Riffey.

Fred is survived by one sister Loretta R. Campbell of Strasburg, VA; his best friend Rick Evans of Strasburg, VA along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of dear friends all of whom will miss Fred dearly.

You may stop by Stover Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. to view and sign the register book.

You may submit condolences to the family online at

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Fred Rutz.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on May 12, 2021.
Graveside service
11:00 AM
Riverview Cemetery
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May 14, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Nancy E Head
May 14, 2021
Fred was a very sweet man sure will be missed
Doreen orndorff
May 13, 2021
He was so sweet and loved his music and gardening. He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends.
Elizabeth Stewart, Tom Stewart, and Mary Stewart
May 11, 2021
“Rusty Strings” brought hours of entertainment to the residents of Hidden Springs Senior Living. God be with his family.
Daryl, Vicki, and Aron Davison
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