In memory of
Donald "Don" Ruettgers
Donald F. Ruettgers June 26, 1940 – October 2, 2020 Don was born in Albany, Oregon to Herman and Ruby Ruettgers. He was the oldest of four boys. Don attended elementary school and high school in Scio. He married Janet Posvar on October 28, 1961. This year, they would have celebrated 59 years together. In his younger years Don played the trumpet in the family band, Midnight Serenaders. After high school, he began working for Stayton Canning Company in sanitation and ended his 46-year career as plant manager, at Norpac Plant 7. He enjoyed camping with family, barbequing, and spending time with his granddaughters. Don is survived by his wife Janet and sons Donald of Philomath and Michael of Stayton. Granddaughters Susanne, Justine, Stephanne, McKayla, and McKenzie also three great-grandchildren. Brothers Jim of Stayton, Chuck of Mill City, and Robert of Stayton. Donations can be made to Parkinson Foundation and OHSU Foundation. Viewing will be at Immaculate Conception in Stayton starting at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, 2020. Rosary at time 1:15p.m. And Mass of Christian Burial service at 2:00 p.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
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In memory of
Donald "Don" Ruettgers
Donald F. Ruettgers June 26, 1940 – October 2, 2020 Don was born in Albany, Oregon to Herman and Ruby Ruettgers. He was the oldest of four boys. Don attended elementary school and high school in Scio. He married Janet Posvar on October 28, 1961. This year, they would have celebrated 59 years together. In his younger years Don played the trumpet in the family band, Midnight Serenaders. After high school, he began working for Stayton Canning Company in sanitation and ended his 46-year career as plant manager, at Norpac Plant 7. He enjoyed camping with family, barbequing, and spending time with his granddaughters. Don is survived by his wife Janet and sons Donald of Philomath and Michael of Stayton. Granddaughters Susanne, Justine, Stephanne, McKayla, and McKenzie also three great-grandchildren. Brothers Jim of Stayton, Chuck of Mill City, and Robert of Stayton. Donations can be made to Parkinson Foundation and OHSU Foundation. Viewing will be at Immaculate Conception in Stayton starting at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, 2020. Rosary at time 1:15p.m. And Mass of Christian Burial service at 2:00 p.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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