Donald Arthur Rutgers, age 92, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Donald was born in Salem, MI on January 23, 1925, the son of the late Herman and Mabel (Green) Rutgers. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He attended Western Michigan University. He was a member of Heritage Christian Reformed Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Janet (Hennip) Rutgers; children, Ronald Rutgers, Raymond Rutgers, Debra (Scott) Whipple and Randy Rutgers; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Lyle Rutgers; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rutgers. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard (Bernadine) Rutgers and Gale (Rutgers); and one sister-in-law, Ginger Rutgers. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Nikki. A private family graveside service was held in Genesee Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.