2021 December 19th: Jerry Rutherford




Jerry Donald Rutherford, 85, of McHenry, Illinois passed away peacefully December 19th, 2021.

Jerry is survived by: his loving spouse, Susan, of 66 years; his brother, Doug (Heather); his daughter, Cindy McClain (Mike); sons, Steven (Janet), Kevin (Jeri), and Todd (Susan); and grandchildren, Dylan (deceased), Ashley, Justin, Matthew, Kyle, and Kalyn.

Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to many. He loved time spent with his family and many friends. He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the water. Many memories were built from numerous annual fishing trips to Canada and the great Northwoods.

Jerry was always accepting of people from all walks of life and was quick to offer help and support to anyone in need. Living on McCullom Lake, many summers were enjoyed sitting around campfires, fishing for catfish, 4th of July parties with awesome fireworks and watching amazing sunsets.

Everyone so appreciated his wisdom, humor, wit, and zest for life.

He was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, on March 11th, 1936.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Dorothy Rutherford.

He was a store manager at Osco Drug where he retired after 30 years in 1994, enjoying many years of retirement traveling, fishing, casinos, and spending time with his family.

Jerry will be greatly missed, but we know he is in a better place in heaven with our Savior Jesus Christ. A gathering in celebration of Jerry's life is being planned for March in 2022.

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