The family members of Jerry Rutledge Sr., 76, of International Falls, Minn., are sad to announce his passing at his home on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Jerry was born Jan. 30, 1943, in International Falls to Raymond and Rose Rutledge Sr. He was a lifelong resident of International Falls.
Jerry served in the United States Marine Corps. When he returned from the service he worked in the bush logging, and later he went to work for Wagner Construction driving truck and heavy equipment. After leaving Wagner’s he continued doing odd jobs for many years and volunteered helping in the community.
Jerry loved spending time with his family. They were the most important thing to him. He was known for his sense of humor and at family gatherings he was always getting everyone involved with some activity or game.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Rose Rutledge; brothers, Ray Jr., Rick and Don; sisters, Marlene Plumridge, Irene Jensen and Mary Ann Rutledge; and son, Jerry Rutledge Jr.
Jerry is survived by his son, Steve Rutledge of Bemidji, Minn.; daughters, Karen Rutledge (Rick) of Braham, Minn., and Shannon (Doug) Perreault of Couchiching First Nation, Ontario; eight grandchildren - Steven, Mike, Joe, Justin, Brendin, Leevi, Cathryn and Brianna; three great-grandchildren; sister, Debra Carr of International Falls; and many cousins and friends.
Graveside services with military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com.
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., International Falls.