Donald P. Rutter, 87, Korea vet, Lebanon VA Hospital retiree, father of two

By on June 19, 2019

Donald P. “Don” Rutter, 87, a resident of Luther Acres, Lititz died on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Luthercare Health Center, Lititz.

He was the husband of Jean M. Wright Rutter. They were married 62 years. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Martin W. and Jeanette Batten Rutter.

Don proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Germany as a Corporal in the 1st Infantry Division and the 18th Infantry Regiment Honor Guard. Don was also a member of the American Legion and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

Don retired from the engineering department of Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital in 1993 following 15 years of employment. In his earlier years he was employed through the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Locals 341 and 520.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Scott D. (Esther) Rutter of Brunnerville, Steven M. (Elaine) Rutter of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren: Hope A. (Timothy) Hurley of Spring City, Shane C. Rutter of Macungie and Alexandra L. Rutter of Strasburg; two great-grandchildren: Bryn and Brody Hurley; and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister: Charmaine P. Rogers; and a brother: Martin R. Rutter.

In keeping with Don’s wishes there will be no formal services. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Salem Hellers Church Cemetery, Leola.

Contributions may be made in Don’s memory to Luthercare Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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