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Andrew P.
Rutter

Dr. Andrew Philip Rutter

Memorial Visitation– Saturday, October 1st, 2022 from 9am-12pm

– 414 CHURCH (7515 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214)

Celebration of Life Service– Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at 12pm

– 414 CHURCH (7515 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214)

Andrew was born on March 31st, 1976. He was raised in Southwick, England by his loving parents, Ian and Christine Rutter. He peacefully went to be with his heavenly Father and Lord Jesus, holding his wife Jackie’s hand on September 11th, 2022. He was surrounded by many family and friends the last couple days of his life.
Andrew was a brilliant man. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and was awarded a BSc in Environmental Chemistry. In 1999 he moved to the United States and received his Master’s in Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. In early 2002 Andrew met Jackie, his wife of 18 years. In 2003, Andrew moved to Madison, Wisconsin and completed his PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the past eight years, Andrew happily worked at SC Johnson, in Racine Wisconsin as an Associate Manager, Chemistry.
Andrew was a fantastic musician, guitarist and songwriter. He loved to make model trains and airplanes. He loved airplanes and cars. He spoke fluent Spanish, and was a devout fan of Liverpool Football Club and Formula 1 Racing. He felt most blessed by his daughters, Eliana and Hannah. He was a gifted teacher, and felt most proud of teaching his daughters, and other children about Jesus in Children’s Church.
Andrew was an amazing husband to his wife Jackie, loving father to Hannah and Eliana, dear son to Ian and Christine Rutter, loving brother to David Rutter, cherished son-in-law to Susan (Don) Cavallier and Michael (Kathy) Todryk. He was also a wonderful brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew, relative and friend to many others.
Andrew loved the Lord with all of his heart and never lost faith through his journey with cancer. He was an incredibly strong man of character, gentleness, love and kindness. His legacy of faith in Jesus will be carried out by his family who will miss him more than words can say, but are comforted to know they will see him again someday.
In lieu flowers, contributions are greatly appreciated and can be made to http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ or https://samaritanspurse.org/

10 Comments

  1. Mera Yi September 22, 2022 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Andrew was both a mentor and friend. He inspired so many in the company, especially myself. He guided me in work projects, career aspects, and personal life. I will always be grateful for the support he provided me.

  2. Renee Westphal September 24, 2022 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Andy was an amazing man of faith! He was an inspiration to me and many others! He was so easy to talk to and was always kind and helpful! We are blessed to have been able to know him and the whole Rutter family!

  3. Gonzale’s September 24, 2022 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Andy was a great man of faith, a loving friend, father and husband. Until later friend, we will help take care of Jackie and the girls 💝

  4. Andy & Stacy Williamson September 24, 2022 at 1:47 pm - Reply

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    Although it has been many years since we were able to see Andy and family, we are heartbroken by this loss. We well remember Jackie bringing him over to our home in 2002 to meet us – mere months after she was in our wedding. We remember the long drives the two of them made to see each other. We remember visiting them in Madison, and praying for them in California. And they, in turn, coming to see us in Chicago when our oldest was 2, and Eliana was about 1. The busy-ness and commitments of life kept us from seeing each other for many years after but they were always in our minds. We remember Andy as a man of kindness and integrity. We look forward to celebrating his amazing impact on the lives of so many, and offering our support to Jackie and the girls during this hardest time. We do not mourn as those who have no hope. John 11:25

  5. Mike Todryk September 24, 2022 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Andy was an amazing, kind ,genuine man of God.
    Andy had a great sense of humor coupled with a great laugh. A multi talented guy with diverse interests. A loving husband to my daughter and a phenomenal Dad to our grandchildren. He was a blessing to us all. I loved him like another son.
    I will miss him, and our conversations which so often involved his love for God.

    • Esther Kiepert September 25, 2022 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Andy,

      Words can’t describe how much you will be missed. I will miss our many discussions and prayer time. You were always uplifting and full of life even through your pain. and challenges. You kept the faith and held on. You were like a brother that I looked forward to talking to and receiving a text from. I love you and I am so honored to have met you and your amazing wife and beautiful daughters. I promise to always be there for them. I am comforted knowing that you are no longer in pain and that you are with our heavenly father. I know I will see you again up there. Love always, your sister in Christ, Esther ❤️🙏❤️

  6. Jacques Camier September 24, 2022 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Andy, was a great friend, intellect, musician and had a great sense of humor. We could converse hours on any topic and had many spiritual conversations. He taught me how to play the guitar and inspired me to write songs. We enjoyed many times with him, Jackie and their two daughters in California and Wisconsin hanging out as families. I admire how great of a father and husband he was to his family. He will be deeply missed and what he taught will be a legacy for years to come.

  7. Andrew Taggart September 25, 2022 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Andy and I enjoyed many a fine walk home from school, chatting and laughing. Andy loved to laugh and nearly always had a smile on his face.

    At school Andy and I took Spanish classes together, but they took him around the world. I was so pleased for him that he travelled so much and that he found his true home in Wisconsin. I’m sure he watching us while on new adventures.

  8. Ian and Christine Rutter September 28, 2022 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Andy left us so many happy memories. He was a delightful child and a wonderful young man. He was independent and bright and we were very proud of him.
    He made many friends both here in the UK and in America. He was a man of Faith and had a lovely wife and family. We feel very blessed by all of this.
    Andy is still with us in Spirit and we will always, always love him.
    God Bless you Andy.

  9. Andrew Johnson September 29, 2022 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Andrew, was the smartest man I have ever met. He and I began working together back in 2015 and as the years progressed so did our work. As our work progressed we worked closer together and accomplished very many cool things. We were able to do things no one else in the world was able to do. Andrew brought the technology and math and equipment and all the knowledge to go with it. I brought the entomology and observation. We made waves in the company and even began to be known as Andrew squared. We grew together and he became my friend. He would share stories about his family and I would share stories about mine. Both good and bad, like friends do. After a while our work paths diverged as I was placed on different projects. Whenever he was on my campus he would find time to stop by my cube and talk. Sometimes about work, sometimes about his health, sometimes just to say “hi” and talk about whatever random stuff came up. Even though I am 2 years older, I looked up to him. I learned so much from him. My career wouldn’t be where it is without him. Thank you and cheers mate!

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