Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Bertram “Bert” Leonard Ruttenberg
August 30, 1919 – December 9, 2007
Bertram “Bert” Leonard Ruttenberg, age 88, died at 6:50pm, Sunday in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Memorial Hospital. His loving family was by his side.
Services were held Tuesday at the Merkle Funeral Home, 2442 North Monroe Street, Frenchtown Township, with Rabbi Moshe Saks of B’nai Israel, Toledo, Ohio officiating. Burial followed at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan with full military honors.
Bert was born, August 30, 1919 in Berks County, Pennsylvania the son of M. George and Minnie (Fine) Ruttenberg. He graduated from Mount Penn High School in Reading, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Army during World War II from June 5, 1941 to December 16, 1945. During that time he served in the Pacific Theater obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. On March 30, 1947, in Reading, Pennsylvania he married Bette Resnick.
Bert was a furniture salesman for over fifty years retiring from Brighter Furniture, Reading, Pennsylvania in 1985. Following retirement Bert and Bette moved to Boynton Beach, Florida where they lived from 1996-2006. He was a Mason, a member of the Kesher Zion Choir, Captain of the Jewish War Veterans, and a Life Member of Hadassah. Bert enjoyed playing golf and painting by numbers. In 2006, Bert and Bette moved to Monroe, Michigan to be near their son and family.
In addition to his wife of sixty years, Bette; he is survived by a son: Wayne and daughter-in-law April (Michaels) Ruttenberg; step grandson: Brian R. (Sharidy) Harrington; granddaughter: Kimberly Ruttenberg all of Monroe; great granddaughter: Emma Greenidge of Seattle, Washington; step great grandson: Brian R. Harrington Jr. and step great grandson: David Manor both of Monroe. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
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