Edward H. RutledgeEdward H. Rutledge, 78, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away April 3, 2013, after many years of battling prostate cancer.
Edward H. Rutledge, 78, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away April 3, 2013, after many years of battling prostate cancer.
Born on July 27, 1934, in Lookout, Pa. Following his graduation from Honesdale High School, Pa. he received his degree in civil engineering at Norwich University of Northfield, Vt. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant. He served six months active duty and six and a half years inactive reserve. He received an honorable discharge in 1965 with the rank of Captain.
Ed had many interests over the years: fishing, hunting, bowling, skiing, dancing, reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards and his very favorite was golf.
He was retired from Wisconsin Department of Transportation as Chief Construction Engineer after 38 years. Ed and Mary moved to Florida in 1995, when Ed pursued his golf game with vigor.
Ed is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Cheryl Rossing (Will) of Superior, Wis. and a sister Nancy Bonnetti of Honesdale, Pa., two stepchildren; Craig Amundson (Kathy) Jackson, Wis. and Theresa Picton (Troy) Dairyland, Wis., brother-in-law, Dan Durand (Phyllis) Esko, Minn. and two grandchildren; Mollie and Thomas both of Superior.
A celebration of Ed's life will be at the Lakes of Leesburg Clubhouse, Fla. If desired memorials in Ed's name may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter Counties.
Many thanks go out to Dr. John W. Cooke, Dr. Rambabu Tummala, Dr. Hansalia and Hospice of Lake and Sumter Counties for helping on this journey.