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“To our Lifelong Friend..........Don, you and Pearl have been our dear friends for many, many years. We had many great times together with our kids...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Charles Reeves - Phoenix, AZ

“I have known Pauline for many years and met her folks more than once. Her Dad was a great guy and funny in his own way. My heart goes out to the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Gloria Stanley - Royal Oak, MI

“So sorry to learn of Don's passing. Although we only got to see you when we visited Sandy & Dennis - you always managed to give us a quick hello and...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy & Terry Broome - Ovid, MI

“Dear Pauline, Janet , and Mrs. Rutkowski,. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Peggy Jackson - MURFREESBORO, TN


Donald Thomas Rutkowski, age 86 of Sterling Heights, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born May 15, 1931 in Detroit, son of the late Victor and the late Justine (nee: Chmilewski) Rutkowski.

Donald was the beloved husband of Pearl. Dear father of Pauline (Bogdan) Balan and Janet (Ben) Rodriguez. Loving grandfather of Thomas (Tracy) Milo, Kristen Bennett, Ryan (James Wheatley) Milo and Donna (Dovie) Martens. Great-grandfather of Brittany, Brennan, Austin, Stephen, Bryanna and Savannah. Brother of Antoinette (Michael) Jankowicz. He was preceded in death by siblings, Victor, Rudy and Dolores.

Visitation for Donald will be held Monday, May 14th from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

He will lie in state on Tuesday from 10:30 am until the time of his Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Blase Catholic Church in Sterling Heights.

Memorial donations may be made, in Donald's name, to his favorite charity, the Gleaners Community Food Bank, 2131 Beaufait, Detroit, MI 48207. www.gcfb.org

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