Friday, December 11, 2009

Byron L. Rutan (December 9, 2009)

Mr. Byron L. Rutan, 89, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM at the Englewood Manor in Englewood, Ohio. He was born on August 23, 1920 in Preble County, Ohio to the late Harley C. & Laura L. (Ritz) Rutan.

Byron was self employed for 13 years, worked at F & N in Richmond, American Aggregates, and then retired from Belden in Richmond in 1982. He was a member of the United States Army serving in WWII, American Legion, VFW, and Universalist Church in New Madison, Ohio. He delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels, loved square dancing, traveling and was a member of a camping club.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister, Treva Button.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Harter) Rutan, formerly of Greenville, Ohio and is currently living in the Villas of Brookhaven in Brookville, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Jerolyn “Jeri” & Boyd Hastings of Brookville, Ohio; son and daughter in law, Phillip & Deborah Rutan of Englewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Phillip & Tina Hastings, Aaron & Meg Hastings, Adam & Amber Hastings, Melissa & Jason Heuker and Bradley & Amanda Rutan; great grandchildren, Evan, Connor, Owen and Cole Hastings.

There will be a service held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Ben Hastings officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be conducting a full military service.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Charity of your choice.

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