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Edward B. ‘Ned’ Rutledge
March 15, 2013


Edward B. "Ned" Rutledge, 65, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1947, in Alberta, Canada, to Foster and Rose (Susut) Rutledge.

He moved to Atlantic, Iowa, in 1953 and graduated from high school there in 1966. In 1970 he began work for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa and retired in 2000 as a state supervisor. In December 1993 he was united in marriage to Betty Teuber.

Ned was a competitive fisherman and a member of the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters. In 2006 he won the Mark Twain Fishing Tournament and was named sportsman of the year in 2011. In 2003 they purchased Bobby Garland Crappie Baits and then sold the wholesale portion and created CrappieTown to carry on the Bobby Garland legend in retail.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Rutledge; eight children, Kelly Rutledge Ohman (Dave), of North Carolina, Brandon Rutledge, of Illinois, and Carrie Rutledge, of California, all formerly of Mount Vernon; Ashley Rutledge and Tyler Rutledge, both of Oregon, Steve Furlong and Jenny Furlong, both of Minnesota, and Scott Furlong, of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Dominic Ignacio, Georgia Ignacio, Trinity Rutledge, Angel Jaenke and Hunter Jaenke; his parents, Foster (who later died on March 2, 2013) and Rose Rutledge, of Des Moines; one sister, Candy Rutledge, and a brother, Perry Rutledge, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; and other relatives and many friends.

Combined services for Ned and Foster will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa. Visitation will take place at the lunch after the memorial service.

Hockenberry Family Care is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.

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