Rutledge Ancestry

Jerry Eugene Rutledge

Jerry Eugene Rutledge

b. 20 Jan 1936 (Waseca, Waseca Co., Minnesota)
d. 7 Mar 2019 (Cassville, Grant Co., Wisconsin)
Carol Genevieve Greer
m. 21 Dec 1957, Park Avenue Methodist Church, Minneapolis (Divorced)

Living Person
m. 11 Dec 2004, Waseca, Minnesota

General Information
Christening: Apr 1949
Confirmation: Palm Sunday, 1949 - First Methodist Church, Waseca, Minnesota
October 19, 2000
Retired Insurance Company Executive

Waseca Central High School, 1954
University of Minnesota, BBA, 1958 (Insurance major)

Waseca Mutual Insurance Company, Vice-President/Assistant Manager 1958-1962, President & General Manager 1962-1998 , Director 1958-1998. Retirement April 3,1998. Clear Lake Mutual Insurance Company Secretary-Manager and Director 1958-1978. Austin Mutual Insurance Company, Director 1985-1998. Northern Mutual Insurance Company, Director 1999-2000. Farmers Union Cooperative Insurance Company of Nebraska, Director 1991- .

Career-related Activities:
Alliance of American Insurers Advisory Board Member 197?-1998. StateWide Reinsurance Underwriters Director 1976-1995, Vice-President 1976-1992, President 1993-1995. Crop Insurance Research Bureau - Founder, Director and Executive Committee Member 1972-1980. Minnesota Insurance Federation Director 1964-1989; Planning Task Force 1995; Policy and Planning Council 1995-1998. Minnesota Association of Mutual Windstorm Insurance Companies Director and Vice-President 1962-1998. Minnesota Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Director 1968-1998. Vice-President 1968-1985. National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Director 1967-1970, Crop Hail Conference Vice-Chairman 1963, Chairman 1964, Director 3 years. Minnesota Insurance Information Center Member.

Roundbank of Waseca (originally Farmer's National Bank) - Director August 1960- , Ownership interest in Waseca Bancshares since 1987. University of Minnesota, Waseca - Associate Instructor in Insurance 1979. Speaker and MC at various civic and trade association functions.

Woodville Press, Inc - incorporator, Board Member and Treasurer, 1993-1999.

Civic & Political Activities:
Rotary Club of Waseca. Member 1963- , Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation Benefactor, Director 1966-1978, President 1968-1969, Secretary 1969-1978. Various committees and functions. Rotary District Activities: Assistant to District Governor 1989-1990, District Governor Area Representative for Waseca, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Austin and Faribault 1990-1991.

Who's He Inc? Incorporator, Director and Secretary Treasurer from inception. City of Waseca Charter Commission Member 1966-1970, also Secretary 1967-1970. Waseca Players, Inc. Director from inception, President 1975. Waseca Sleigh & Cutter Festival Association Director 1958-1960, President 1959-1960. Waseca Lakeside Country Club Director 1981-1986, House Committee Chairman 1981-1984, Secretary 1985. Waseca Area Memorial Hospital Trustee for 16 years, President 1976, Planning Committee Chairman 1979. Waseca Family Focus Advisory Board, 1980-1997. Waseca Arts Council Director 1988-1994, President 1989, Ex-Officio Director 1994-1998. Sturner Memorial Scholarship Board 1989-1999. Waseca Community Foundation Board Founding Member 1988-1997 & 1998- , Grants & Applications Committee, 1989-; Chairman 1998-. Arkla-Minnegasco/Waseca Foundation Grants Committee, 1994- ;Chair 1998- , Region Nine Arts Council Board 1990-1993, Vice-Chairman 1990-1993, Founding Member of Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council 1993, Board Member 1993-1999 , Chairman 1993-1998, Treasurer 1998-99 . Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board of Trustees 1998-2000 . FarmAmerica, long time volunteer for various activities, Board Member and Treasurer 2000-2003

Republican Party: Waseca County Committee Treasurer 1974-1977. District 30B Chairman 1988-1991 . DeRaad Steering Committee Chairman 1987-1989. Anderson Volunteer Committee Campaign Chairman 1990. Also served as Precinct Chairman and delegate and alternate to various District and State GOP Convention (as recently as 1990).

Military Record:

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Merit Award Recipient 1987, Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year Award 1989, Waseca Arts Council Volunteer of the Year 1996. Waseca Rotary Club 100% Attendance Award - 31 years in 2000.

Collector and trader of Silent Era Films on video tape, also audio cassettes and compact discs of obscure classical music of the Romantic Period, keyboard player, golfer, computer related activities, and photographer/videographer. Among other interests.....

14115 Timberlane - The Highlands, Waseca, Minnesota 56093.

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Jerry also write a history of Waseca Mutual Insurance Company entitled "The First 100 Years Are the Stormiest" which chronicles the first 100 years of the company's existence. It was merged into the Austin Mutual Group in 1999-2000 to disappear forever from history. The book can be found at the Library and the Waseca County Historical Society.
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