Dorothy Rutz

    Dorothy C. Rutz (nee Turek) of Grafton passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. She was 93.
    Dorothy was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Chicago to Andrew and Josephine (nee Stone) Turek.
    She married her beloved husband Martin A. Rutz (1922 to 2012) and together they had eight children.
    She was the devoted mother of Drew (Katie), Susan, Craig (Leann), Glenn (Grace) and Kurt (the late Shannon) Rutz, Penny (deceased), (Ralph) Waite, Dean (Karen Ducey) Rutz and Gulfam (Anila) Emmanuel; loving grandmother of 12; doting great-grandmother of 18 and one great-great-grandson.
    No formal services will be held.
    Dorothy will take her place next to her husband at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., at a later date.
    The family requests no flowers. If you’d like to send a memorial, please send it to any veteran’s charity of your choice.
    Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at




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