Gale V. Rutgers, 83

Gale V. Rutgers, 83, of Allegan, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home.  He was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Salem Township, the son of Herman and Mabel (Green) Rutgers.  
Gale worked 36 years for Allegan Township as treasurer and trustee.  He was on the Allegan County Farm Bureau Board for nine years.  Gale was a long time farmer as well as a dedicated civil servant in the Allegan area.  
Gale is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth; his children, Carol Rutgers, Ken (Maureen) Rutgers, Diann (David) Mancuso and Pamela Rutgers; his grandchildren, Cory (Kevin) Margul, Katlin (Brian) Heckman and Joe Mancuso; his great-grandchildren, Avery and new baby Margul; his brothers Don (Janet) Rutgers and Lyle Rutgers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Howard Rutgers.  
Per Gale's request, there will be a private family inurnment at Hudson Corners, Allegan Township. A remembrance gathering will be determined at a later date.  
Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010 and/or Allegan County Medical Care Community, 3265 122nd Ave., Allegan, MI 49010.  
Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.
 

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