Richard A. Rutishauser, age 64, of Volo, died Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Veterans Administration Regional Medical Center in North Chicago.
He was born March 23, 1944 in Chicago to Howard and Rita (Karkow) Rutishauser. On June 15, 1966, he married Judith Mackowiak in Germany.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
Formerly of Chicago, he and his wife lived in the Wauconda area from 1973 until moving to Volo in 1983. For a majority of his lifetime, he was a realtor and appraiser. Most recently, he was employed as a real estate appraiser for KC Appraisal Co. of McHenry.
An avid golfer, he also enjoyed biking, the outdoors, and World War II history. Richard took great enjoyment in trivia, and will be fondly remembered for knowing and sharing odd facts with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judith; four children, Richard Rutishauser of New York Mills, New York, Racheal (Sam) Burrafato of McHenry, Rebecca (Scott) Bartkowiak of Carol Stream, and Jonathon Rutishauser of Volo; two sisters, Kathryn (the late Edward) Walsh of Wonder Lake, Julie (John) Penman of Augusta, Georgia; a brother, James (Elizabeth) Rutishauser of Henderson, NV, and his canine companion, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Howard and Paul.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W.Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. Closing prayers will be at 8 p.m. with Fr. Sabo.
Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 23 at the funeral home, with prayers at 10:15 a.m. prior to leaving for the Mass. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. The Rev. Steven Sabo will officiate.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials may be directed to his family for the benefit of the veterans at the V.A. Medical Center in North Chicago. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.