Joan Rutschman, who was known as Mama Cat to generations of Linfield College athletes — died Sept. 9, her 84th birthday.
She was the wife and athletic department colleague of Ad Rutschman, the longtime Linfield football coach, athletic director and baseball coach. They were married 64 years. Both were inducted into the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame.
Services for her will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. James Catholic Church, McMinnville. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Linfield’s Ted Wilson Gymnasium, with a reception to follow.
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Donations may be made to Rock of Ages, Legacy Hospice of McMinnville or Linfield College Athletic Department. To leave online condolences, visit www.macyandson.com.