Dorothy Rutyna

June 5, 1921 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 98)


Dorothy Rutyna

Passed away on April 24th at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Rutyna. Loving mother of Maureen Alexander, Joseph II (Carol) Rutyna, and Michael Rutyna. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth (Brandon), Sarah, Johanna, Megan, Joseph III, Matthew, John, and Carol; great-grandmother of 7. Dear sister of the late Harold Thieda, Antoinette Zalewski, and Bernadine Kowatch. She leaves behind many other loving family members and friends. Dorothy was a natural artist who enjoyed painting and needlepoint. She was a proud past president of the Livonia Federated Garden Club.

Joe and Dorothy built their cabin in Gaylord, Michigan in the Early 1950’s, where they spent time with their extended family sharing what Chub Lake had to offer. Many memories were created at the cabin and will live forever in our hearts.

Private services will be held for Dorothy on Monday, April 27th at the Fred Wood Funeral Home, Livonia.

 In loving memory of Dorothy memorial contributions may be made to the:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814


Mott Children’s Hospital for pediatric cancer research

Michigan Medicine Office of Development
Attn: Mott Giving Team
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Please make checks payable to "University of Michigan" and include a note in the check memo, for pediatric cancer research.






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