Kenneth Alfred Rutter of Tarkington Prairie, Texas, passed away on November 18, 2022 at the age of 77. Ken was born on September 10, 1945 in Ames, Iowa to parents Emmett Rutter and Erma Michelson Rutter. Ken served our country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Marketing and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and wood working. Ken was also a member of VFW Post 1839 and served as its chaplain. He was a strong conservative and a supporter of the Republican Party.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents Emmett and Erma Rutter; brothers Charlie Rutter and wife Lois, and Don Rutter; and mother-in-law, Nell Weeks. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Rutter; father-in-law, Burt Weeks; daughters, Sonya Sullivan and husband Dako, Tracey Dennis and husband David; sons, Christopher Rutter and wife Michelle, Tommy Braune and wife Colleen; sister, Bobbie Kelly and husband Roger; brothers-in-law, Roland Ewing and wife Kathy, David Ewing and wife Monica; grandchildren, Reagen Sharp and husband Kris, Mariah, Joko, Tana, DJ, Laela, Jessa, and Gema Sullivan, Jordan and Emily Braune, Dallin Vetuski, Cameron and Alex Rutter, Austyn Converse, Lauren Herrold and husband Nick, Shelby and Garrett Dennis; and great-grandchild Axle Sharp; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Oak Shade Baptist Church in Tarkington Prairie.
Honorary pallbearers are Joko Sullivan, Dallin Vetuski, Roland Ewing, DJ Sullivan, Dako Sullivan, and Kris Sharp.