December 2, 1930-

October 23, 2013

John Perry Rutledge, age 82, of Adel, Iowa, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2013 at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel, where family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Perry was born December 2, 1930 in York Nebraska, the third child of John Wesley Rutledge and Beulah Frances Manly. He was raised and educated in Early, a small town in northwest Iowa where the Rutledge family had lived for generations. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City and Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. He and Carol Genevieve Brewer were married December 26th, 1950, and together they raised three children.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, as well as siblings, children, grandchildre andgreat-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa. Online condolences may be left at