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William R. Rutherford

April 17, 1939 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 82)


William R. Rutherford, 82, of Hillman passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021, at home.

William was born on April 17, 1939, in Attica, Michigan to the late David and Olive (Misener) Rutherford. On February 22, 1958, he married Yvonne Sutherby. William worked as an electrician for General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1992.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne; daughter, Dianna (Herman) Pennartz; six grandchildren, Joshua Pennartz, Ashley (Nicholas) Rowe, Jason Pennartz, Bill (Jessica) Rutherford, Rachelle Rutherford, Cory Rutherford; seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Robert R. (Barbara) Rutherford; and sister, Janice (Jack) Render.

Mr. Rutherford was preceded in death by his son, Robert in 1992.

Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Memorials:  St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Hospice of Michigan

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