Cathie L Rutledge

Cathie L Rutledge

Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Death 28 Jul 1974 (aged 16)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Plot Roselawn Section
Memorial ID 51583535 · View Source
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Thursday, August 1, 1974

Cathie Rutledge, 16, Algona
H. S. Junior Dies Sunday

A 16-year old Algona girl,
who would have been a
junior in Algona high
school this fall, died in a
Rochester, Minn, hospital
shortly after noon Sunday
without regaining consciousness
after an accident
six days before
north of Algona.

Cathie Rutledge,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Durwood Rutledge of rural
Algona, was the victim.

She was taken to
Rochester last Tuesday
morning and underwent
five yours of surgery for
removal of bone fragments
from her brain. Her death
was the third fatality on
Kossuth roads during 1974
and the second during the
month of July.

The accident occured
last Monday night about
7:30 p.m. Cathy was
returning to her home after
working all day. She had let
a girlfriend out of the car
shortly before and was
preparing to turn west off
highway 169.

The car she was driving
was struck by a truck
which was following it as
she swung wide for the

Funeral services were
held Wednesday morning
at the Good Hope Methodist
church at Lone Rock with
Rev. Ralph Maddison officiating.
Burial was in Eastlawn cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert
Dodds, Richard Dodds,
Ernie Youngeberg, Joel
Caughey, Frank Caughey
and Henry Elbert.

The Geilenfeld - Schaaf
Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.

Cathie was born in
Algona January 30, 1958,
daughter of Durwood and
Darlene Rutledge. She was
active in sports at the high
school and was a member
of the girl's basketball

Besides her parents, she
is survived by eight
brothers and sisters:
Alexis, Mrs. Richard
Gatton, Rowan; Marcia,
Mrs. Frank Grems,
Estherville; Lance,
Spencer; Cecelia and
Darla, Algona; Terry, U.S.
Army in Germany; John
and Ann, at home.

Grandparents surviving
are Mrs. Myrtle Rutledge
of Algona and Mr. and Mrs.
Jesp Volintine, Lone Rock.

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  • Created by: Jonathan Omholt
  • Added: 24 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51583535
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cathie L Rutledge (30 Jan 1958–28 Jul 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51583535, citing East Lawn Cemetery, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jonathan Omholt (contributor 47248504) .