Bill-Rutz-Obituary

Bill Rutz

Portland, Oregon

1935 - 2019

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Bill Rutz Sept. 2, 1935 - Aug. 18, 2019 Bill died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, following a brief illness. Born and raised in N.E. Portland, Bill moved to Beaverton in 1971 where he resided until his death. He was preceded in death by his son, Stuart; and is survived by his two grandchildren, Kristy...

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My name is Marylee K. Griner Major
I am Bills or Billy as I called him, first cousin on his mother's Leah Rutz (Schlitt) side of the family.
We were both only children. My mother Katherine Griner was his mother's sister.
Bill was 6 years older than I and took me under his wing like an older brother.
Those of you who grew up knew he liked sports. He played in a football jamboree at Multnomah Stadium representing Jefferson High School. He loved playing softball and played...