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Charles C. Ruttledge

August 25, 1932 November 1, 2021
Charles C. Ruttledge
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Obituary for Charles C. Ruttledge

Charles Ruttledge of Troy, died November 1, 2021. He was 89 years old. Charles was born August 25, 1932 in Detroit to Winifred (nee Littlewood) and William Ruttledge.

Charles held degrees in Business, Mortuary Science, and Education. He was in ROTC at Michigan State University and proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force. Charles worked for 32 years in Clawson as an Educator and retired from Schalm Elementary as the Principal. He also worked for a number of funeral homes in the area.

Charles was a huge fan of Michigan State football and basketball. He also enjoyed music, photography, reading, history, and Ireland.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Charles is survived by his children, Debra (Kevin) Kocaj, Patty (Stuart) Oswald, Jennifer (Bradley) Baerlocher, Robin (Matt) Wroby, Charles Ruttledge, Krista Biedul, and Jill (Jim) Henson. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carol and sons, Thomas and Michael.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads) Wednesday, November 3rd, 4-8pm. A private funeral service will be held. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America.

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