Donald E. Rutz

March 19, 1932 - November 4, 2011

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Donald E. “Whitey” beloved husband for 54 years to Carol A. Rutz (nee Bernecker) proud and loving father of Barbara, Don Jr. (Tami), Karen, Ken, Gary (Sheila) Rutz and Linda (Dave) Deters, dear grandpa of Emily, Kelly, Stephanie, Kari, Chris, Megan, Maddie, Matthew, David, and Jack and great grandpa of Blake and Connor. Beloved brother to Mel Rutz, Marion Findley, Carol Stigler and the late Bo Rutz. Don was a Veteran of the Korean War, member of the V.F.W. and retired from UPS after 30 years. Friday, November 4, 2011 age 79. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave, 45224. Tuesday 5-8pm. Funeral Service at St. Margaret Mary 1830 W. Galbraith Rd, NCH Wednesday at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations to Kindervelt #16 of Cincinnati Children’s or Neediest Kids of All.


Carol Lambert - Nov 11, 2011

We send are thoughts, prayers and condolences to the Rutz family in the time of there loss.
Carol and Ted Lambert

Ed Roark - Nov 9, 2011


Sorry to hear your father passed. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

From Ed & Lisa Roark and your Cincy Storm family

Gina & Brian Bates - Nov 7, 2011

We offer our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you all.

Gina & Brian Bates

St. Xavier High School - Nov 7, 2011

Rutz Family,

We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of Donald. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Dennis Nauman - Nov 7, 2011

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Rutz family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

May God bless you during this difficult time.

Dennis, Chris, Meghan & Erin Nauman

Lisa Williams - Nov 6, 2011

Carol and Family, our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your entire family. May god watch over you and help you cope in the days ahead.

Love Rick & Lisa Williams

Dan & Roberta Pursley - Nov 6, 2011

Sheila and Gary my wife and I wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. We will keep your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick & Sherry Donaldson - Nov 6, 2011

Just wanted to express our sympathy to the entire Rutz family on the passing of such a great man.

Monica Murphy Vanskee - Nov 5, 2011

My Deepest Sympathy to the Rutz family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and Comfort you all in this time of sorrow.

Barb & Tom Layton - Nov 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the words in John 11:20-27 give you hope and comfort.