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Catherine M. Rutlin

May 9, 1954 — April 11, 2022

Catherine M. Rutlin, age 67, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 11, 2022. She was born on May 9, 1954, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of John and Genevieve (Supple) Barthuly. Cathy married Michael Lee on February 4, 1977. He preceded her in death on February 26, 1999. She then married John Rutlin on April 8, 2004. Cathy was a very spiritual person. She was incredibly talented person, extremely giving, and was always caring for others. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, shopping, and loved her dogs and all animals. Her three children and grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved spending time with them.

Survivors include her husband, John; three children, Kiara (Steve) Lee, Nicholas (Merve) Lee, Caitlin (David) Caves; three grandchildren, Asher, Connor, and Gabriel; her siblings, Jennifer (Jim) McKelvie, Tony (Helen) Barthuly, Renee (Doug) Wendt, Lisa (Mat) Mueller. Cathy is further survived by numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her first husband, Michael.

Per Cathy’s request there will be no public visitation or services. Private family services will take place and entombment will take place at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Cathy’s name may be directed to the Fond du Lac Humane Society, 652 Triangle Rd, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935 or at

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at

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