Clarence Kluesner
B: 1927-04-19
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Kluesner, Clarence
Larry Jensen
B: 1945-10-03
D: 2019-04-12
View Details
Jensen, Larry
Janel Rhodea
B: 1956-06-23
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
Rhodea, Janel
Alverna Bredbanner
B: 1932-06-14
D: 2019-04-07
View Details
Bredbanner, Alverna
Roger Clark
B: 1950-04-12
D: 2019-03-27
View Details
Clark, Roger
Jeffrey Bottrell
B: 1957-05-05
D: 2019-03-26
View Details
Bottrell, Jeffrey
Richard Anderson, Sr.
B: 1952-10-13
D: 2019-03-26
View Details
Anderson, Sr., Richard
Dale Hunt
B: 1961-09-02
D: 2019-03-25
View Details
Hunt, Dale
Cody Brandt (Boutwell)
B: 1988-04-27
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Brandt (Boutwell), Cody
David Rutowski
B: 1948-06-14
D: 2019-03-10
View Details
Rutowski, David
Ezra DeLoche
B: 1967-07-03
D: 2019-03-10
View Details
DeLoche, Ezra
Janet Dahlquist
B: 1940-11-05
D: 2019-03-09
View Details
Dahlquist, Janet
John Ruthven
B: 1927-01-25
D: 2019-03-04
View Details
Ruthven, John
Wilbur Zupin
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2019-03-03
View Details
Zupin, Wilbur
George Tarbutton
B: 1940-12-01
D: 2019-02-27
View Details
Tarbutton, George
Dorothy Jones
B: 1932-03-17
D: 2019-02-24
View Details
Jones, Dorothy
Albert Deaner
B: 1949-08-23
D: 2019-02-23
View Details
Deaner, Albert
Beverly Keeler
B: 1944-11-30
D: 2019-02-23
View Details
Keeler, Beverly
Eleanore Boltach
B: 1920-12-30
D: 2019-02-20
View Details
Boltach, Eleanore
Susan Doneske
B: 1964-08-29
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Doneske, Susan
Tera Goward
B: 1963-09-16
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Goward, Tera


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
David Rutowski

David A. "Lefty" Rutowski

Monday, June 14th, 1948 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to David Rutowski's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of David Rutowski with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Dave A. Rutowski

Dave A. “Lefty” Rutowski, 70, of Manistee, Mich., died unexpectedly Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

He was born on June 14, 1948 in Filer City, Mich., son of the late Joseph Rutowski and Germaine (Sciba) Rutowski.

He attended Onekama High School and was a graduate of the class of 1966.

Dave married Paula Krajkiewcz on August 27, 1971 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Manistee. He was employed at the Manistee County Road Commission for over 30 years. He served his community as a township trustee for Stronach Township for over two decades. He had a passion for sports, a knack for storytelling, and also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Dave is survived by his wife, Paula Rutowski, of Manistee, Mich.; two sons Dan and Dave Rutowski of Manistee, Mich.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Matthew Shafer, of San Jose, Calif., and Dursa and Kevin Marshall, of Manistee, Mich.; four grandchildren, Sam, Mia, and Joseph Shafer, of San Jose, Calif., and Peyton Marshall, of Manistee, Mich; one sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Gary Miller, of Onekama, Mich.; and sister-in-law, Sherry Rutowski, of Onekama, Mich. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Rutowski.

Cremation has taken place and the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee. Memorial Services will follow at 11:30 AM with Father Ruben Munoz officiating. He will be interred in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Stomp Out Cancer (SOC) Fund.

Please visit “Lefty’s” personal page of memories at to share a story or memory. Arrangements by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of David A. "Lefty" Rutowski, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 11:30am
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Ruben Munoz
  • Interment

    Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery
    Maple and Merkey Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of David here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of David A. "Lefty" Rutowski by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Ron Janowiak

Posted at 09:23pm
Best friend and neighbor growing up in Filer City. So many great memories! Rest In Peace. Ron Janowiak

dan duchon

Posted at 05:37pm
I met "Lefty" as I was with Tom Sciba and Ron and Allan Janowiak. Picking cherries way back in the day. Great guy, terrific basketball player. God bless him and his family!

Photos & Videos

Photo Album