Herman C. Rutledge, 88, of Bloomington, passed away 8:20 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 10, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
His celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Friday at Point of Change Church of the Nazarene, 2407 Beich Road, Bloomington (located within the IBEW Local 197 building). There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Troyer Cemetery, Carlock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Point of Change Church of the Nazarene, 2407 Beich Road, Bloomington, IL 61705.
Herman was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Scottsville, Ky., son of John and Sarah Carver Rutledge. He married Grace C. Foster on Jan. 28, 1951, at Danville.
Surviving are his wife, Grace, Bloomington; three sons, Gary (Barb) Rutledge, Hudson; Paul (Annette) Rutledge, Ellsworth; and Kevin Rutledge, Normal; six grandchildren, Staci Rutledge, Beth Cogburn, Jarod Rutledge, Zachary Rutledge, Sarah Rutledge and Jacob Rutledge; one great-grandson, Logan Cogburn; one son-in-law, Steve Reardon; one brother, Mack Rutledge, Heyworth; and one sister, Sophie Bates, Las Vegas, Nev.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Reardon; one granddaughter, Amanda Rutledge; one brother, Clarence Rutledge; and one sister, Anna Parido.
Herman was very active in the First Church of the Nazarene in Bloomington for 74 years. He last worked for 18 years at Illinois State University in building service and maintenance.
He was an avid toy collector, especially antique cars and trucks. He also was very talented at caning chairs.
Herman loved the Lord and his family, especially his grandchildren. Even when his health failed, his faith never did!
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