Joan Rutschman, wife of Ad Rutschman, died Friday 9/9/2016, on her 84th birthday. They were married more than 64 years.
A Linfield football helmet decal (see photo) honors her. Its initial appearance was during the Wildcats' opening season Saturday 9/10/2016 game on Maxwell Field/Catdome at Memorial Stadium.
Two services in McMinnville for "Mama Cat," are open to the public:
--11 a.m. Friday 9/16/2016 at St. James Catholic Church.
Both Rutschmans are members of the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame. The Rutschman Fieldhouse on the Linfield campus is named for them.
For many years they each played important roles for Linfield Athletics. She was athletic secretary, booster club director and athletic tickets coordinator. He was football and baseball coach and athletic director.
Family requests memorial donations to Rock of Ages Mennonite Home, Legacy Hospice of McMinnville or Linfield College Athletics.