- “Don” was born in Albany, Oregon to Herman and Ruby
Ruettgers. He was the oldest of four boys. Don attended
elementary school and high school in Scio. He married Janet
Posvar on October 28th, 1961. This year, they
would have celebrated 59 years together. In his younger
years Don played the trumpet in the family band, Midnight
Serenaders. After high school, he began working for Stayton
Canning Company in sanitation and ended his 46-year career
as plant manager, at Norpac Plant 7. He enjoyed camping with
family, barbequing, and spending time with his
Don is survived by his wife Janet and sons
Donald of Philomath and Michael of Stayton. Granddaughters
Susanne, Justine, Stephanne, McKayla, and McKenzie also
three great-grandchildren. Brothers Jim of Stayton, Chuck of
Mill City, and Robert of Stayton.
can be made to Parkinson Foundation and OHSU Foundation.
Viewing will be at Immaculate Conception in Stayton starting
at 1:00 pm on October 9th, 2020.
Rosary at time 1:15 and Mass of Christian Burial
service at 2:00 pm . Interment St. Mary Cemetery.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.