Mr. Michael Elmer Rutter, 69, of Boonsboro, MD, formerly of Frederick, entered into eternal rest at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown on February 14, 2021 after an extended illness. Michael was born on March 5, 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware, to the late Elmer K. and Alma C. (Schafer) Rutter.
He is survived by his son, Christopher M. (Renee); two grandsons, Caiden J.and Weston C.; his daughter, Emily D. Minnick; a granddaughter, Abigail R. Minnick; his sister, Carol Clough, and a nephew Ian L. Downs. Michael is also survived by his former wife of 36 years, Gail. Michael leaves behind one aunt, numerous cousins, and many extended family members and friends.
Michael served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He did beautiful carpentry work, and of late was a Customer Service Associate at the Lowe’s Home Improvement near Walkersville. Michael was a Boy Scout leader for many years, enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, building things with his hands, and spending time with his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 6th at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy. in Frederick. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no visitation. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boonsboro Bible Church, 6741 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.
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