Marvin R. Rutta

May 13, 1952 May 5, 2011

Marvin Roger Rutta, 58, born in Stevens Point on May 13, 1952, and passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Tallahassee, Fla.

He was the cherished father of Kristi Salazar and Becki Rutta; grandfather of Alexandria and Victoria; beloved brother of Keith (Alice) of Stevens Point, Shirley (Frank) Rinaldi of New Berlin, Karen Rutta of Plainfield, Rosanne (Dean) April of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Caroline Rutta of Naples, Fla.; uncle of many nieces and nephews; and very special son of the late Cecelia and John Rutta Jr.

Marv was a champion wrestler prior to his graduation from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1970. After graduation, he pursued a 30-year career at We Energies, Milwaukee/Waukesha. He enjoyed softball, bowling and was an avid hunter and fisherman in his youth.

Born in Stevens Point, Marv resided in Waukesha until three years ago when he moved to Tallahassee to live with his daughter, Becki.

Marv will be remembered for his love for his family, for his strong will to survive through his long illness and for his love of a good joke.

Condolences may be sent to Becki Rutta at 517 Patty Lynn Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305, or to Guestbook@legacy.com

A private service was held at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee. A memorial gathering is being planned in Stevens Point this summer, where his ashes will be spread at his favorite hunting site.