Donald "Don" Ruettgers
1940 - 2020
BORN
1940
DIED
2020

Donald F. Ruettgers

June 26, 1940 – October 2, 2020

Don was born in Albany, Oregon to Herman and Ruby Ruettgers. He was the oldest of four boys. Don attended elementary school and high school in Scio.

He married Janet Posvar on October 28, 1961. This year, they would have celebrated 59 years together.

In his younger years Don played the trumpet in the family band, Midnight Serenaders. After high school, he began working for Stayton Canning Company in sanitation and ended his 46-year career as plant manager, at Norpac Plant 7.

He enjoyed camping with family, barbequing, and spending time with his granddaughters. Don is survived by his wife Janet and sons Donald of Philomath and Michael of Stayton. Granddaughters Susanne, Justine, Stephanne, McKayla, and McKenzie also three great-grandchildren. Brothers Jim of Stayton, Chuck of Mill City, and Robert of Stayton.

Donations can be made to Parkinson Foundation and OHSU Foundation.

Viewing will be at Immaculate Conception in Stayton starting at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, 2020. Rosary at time 1:15p.m. And Mass of Christian Burial service at 2:00 p.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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Published by Lebanon Express on Oct. 7, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
9
Viewing
1:00p.m.
Immaculate Conception
, Stayton, Oregon
Oct
9
Rosary
1:15p.m.
Immaculate Conception
, Stayton, Oregon
Oct
9
Mass of Christian Burial
2:00p.m.
Immaculate Conception
, Stayton, Oregon
Funeral services provided by:
North Santiam Funeral Service
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Dear Janet , so sorry for your loss. Don was such a nice guy. I enjoyed working with him at Norpack for 25 years. God bless your family. R I P dear Don.
Donna and Wayne Winkle
Friend
October 10, 2020
Don was a much loved classmate in the Scio school system. He was a loyal friend to all; an accomplished musician and always a gentleman! I graduated from 8th grade with him and again in 1959 from Scio High School. Will always think so kindly of Don and send special condolences to his lovely wife Janet. RIP, Fob. You will never be forgotten! Carol (Chrisman) Ganzer
Carol (Chrisman) Ganzer
October 8, 2020