In Loving

Major US Army James Richard “Jim” Rutherford

September 21, 1946- November 8, 2021

Major US Army James Richard “Jim” Rutherford (Ret.), 75, passed away on November 8th,

2021 at his Country home at Lake Anna Virginia. He was born on September 21st, 1946 in

Manitowoc Wisconsin to Kenneth and Bertha Rutherford. He graduated from Lincoln High

School in Manitowoc Wisconsin and received a degree in Criminology while serving in the US


Jim’s introduction to the US Army was being sent overseas to Germany for Airborne Training

then off to the tropical wonderland of Vietnam. Upon his arrival back home in Manitowoc

Wisconsin he was greeted at the door of his parents home by complete strangers… They

moved, nice job Grandpa Kenneth. Afterward is when he found his loving wife Susan and they

were married in August of 1970. Jim then became a Police Officer for the Manitowoc County

Police Department for 10 years. He then re-enlisted in the Army to pursue an Officers role and

was able to reach the ranks of Major before retirement. The Major took to retirement like a

Packer fan takes to a Bears fan and quickly found his way as a United States Secret Service

Agent and worked among the Treasury division to then help the National Center of Missing and

Exploited Children Organization, rescuing dozens of children. Again retirement being his mortal

enemy and after 11 years with the USSS, he then found yet another amazing career in the

private sector.

Jim is survived by his wife Susan Rutherford; children Chad (Kelly) and Ben (Ashley); 4

grandchildren Rebekah and Ryan; Rivers and Rudy.

If you were fortunate enough to know this Renaissance man, beloved husband and father or

you are reading this because you enjoy the obituaries section like a weirdo, we know that he

would want you in his honor to donate to either a Veteran non-profit association

( or to the NCMEC


The funeral services are private.

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