Date of death: 6/5/2013

Saint Meinrad Class: C 1979

His LegacyG╟¬age 56, died suddenly June 5, 2013 in Ann Arbor. Brad was born on July 7, 1956 in Midland, MI the son of Robert and Marilla Rutherford. On August 18, 1979, Brad married Karen Ann Werschky in Oscoda, MI. Brad was a HVAC Designer for the D&C Heating and Supply Co/Ferguson for 30 years. He will always be remembered as a fun and beloved husband, father and grandpa.His FamilyG╟¬Brad is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years Karen, his loving sons, David (Cynthia) of Saline, Paul (Michelle) of Pinckney, Fr. Mark Rutherford of Lansing, and Joseph (Erin) of South Lyon, his grandchildren, Francis, Benedict, Joseph, Isidore, Haili, Faith, Anastasia, Mary Grace and Samson, his parents, Robert and Marilla of Whitmore Lake, his father in law, Melvyn O. Werschky of Reese, MI, his sister, Lynn Marie (Dr. Dennis) Fitzpatrick of IN, his brothers, Dean (Martha) of CA, Gary (Caroline) of OH, Greig (Belinda) of OH, Mark (Bonnie) of Canton and James (Becky) of Howell. His FarewellG╟¬The Rutherford family will gather with friends on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 4 to 8PM with a Rosary at 7PM at Christ the King Parish 4000 Ave Maria Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Brad’s Christian Farewell will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 beginning with gathering at 9:30AM at Christ the King followed by a 10:30AM Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. Mark Rutherford as celebrant. Luncheon will be held at Christ the King Parish Family Center. Burial will follow at Old St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family for future designation, envelopes will be available at Christ the King. Please leave a message of comfort to Brad’s family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guest book at