Rutter Merle I., age 76 of Edina, died on February 4, 2002. Merle was a loving and caring mother, loved being part of her kids' lives. She was a devoted wife to her husband of 56 years. Merle had a real zest for life even through her battle with Alzheimer's. Preceded in death by her brother, Will. Survived by loving husband, Leonard (Bud). She will be missed dearly by her daughter, Ruth, (Don) Larson; and son, Terry (Cathy). She was a wonderful grandmother to Angela, Erika and Chris Larson, Amy, Kerri, Mike and Joe Rutter and 1 great-granddaughter Aliya; brothers, Bill and Art. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service for Merle Thursday, February 7th, 3:30 PM at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave S., Edina. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association, 4550 W. 77th St. Ste. 200, Edina, MN 55435. Private interment Fort Snelling. Cremation Society of MN 952-924-4100

Published on February 5, 2002

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