Donald Lee Ruttan

May 4, 1945 - April 7, 2018
Donald Lee Ruttan

Donald Lee Ruttan (Bugsy), 72 of Leland NC passed away on April 7,2018.

He was predeceased by his parents Carlice and Helen Ruttan, wife Elizabeth Ruttan on February 14,1995. Two brothers-in-law Danny Spencer and Robert Gosier and his significant other Elaine Susan Staebell.

He is survived by his son Harold Ruttan and wife Ina Ruttan, Daughter Jennie Shurtzer and husband James Shurtzer, Daughters Elizabeth Perez and Renee Ruttan. He is also survived by brothers William Ruttan and significant other Kay Russ, Carlice Ruttan and wife Wendy Ruttan. Sisters Sandy Gosier, Donna Spencer and Sheila Ingerson and husband John Ingerson. He will be Deeply missed by his 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was loved by several nieces and nephews.

Donald loved watching westerns and eating Reese’s peanuts butter cups. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and was always was their biggest supporter.

The family will be having a celebration of his life at his home at 463 Marshview Ct Leland NC  on Saturday April 14, 2018 at 2:00.


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  • April 09, 2018
    Elizabeth Perez lit a candle:
    Lit since April 9, 2018 at 4:36:41 PM

  • April 10, 2018
    Deanna boswell says:
    I'm so sorry for ya lost if there is anything me and my MA can do just let us know we are here for ya

  • April 10, 2018
    Chrissy Henderson says:
    RIP Papa. We all love you and will miss you greatly.

  • April 10, 2018
    Kathy says:
    RIP uncle Donny you will be missed dearly.

  • April 10, 2018
    Kathy says:
    RIP uncle Donny you will be missed dearly. Fly high