Jeffrey B. Rutland
September 1, 1987  -  November 20, 2017

Jeffrey B. Rutland

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70717
Friday, November 24, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70815
Friday, November 24, 2017
11:00 am
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70817
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Jeffrey B. Rutland, age 30, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on November 20, 2017.

He was an Episcopal High Graduate and National Merit Semifinalist and later attended Louisiana State University. He was employed by MMR Group as a Senior Engineer for the Communications Division. He was an avid fisherman and loved camping and hiking. He was always home with a Fly rod in his hand and fished the waters of Alaska, Canada, and South American. He had incredible musical talents and could play any string instrument, as well as the piano.

Jeffrey is survived by his brother, Michael Rutland; his sister, Kennan Bruser; as well as his parents, James and Connie Rutland; brother-in-law, Jonathan Bruser; nieces, Analeigh and Adaline; and nephew Jacob Bruser.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Rutland of Baton Rouge, and Mr. and Mrs. Gussie Dupre of Washington, La.

Jeffrey’s bright smile, quick wit, and red hair will forever be missed by those that knew or came in contact with him.

Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9:00 am until funeral services at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Christopher’s Rehab,

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at


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  1. Jason & Susan Templet
    Prairieville, LA

    Pepper, Connie & family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jeffery. Prayers for all of you and may you find comfort from all those who pray for you and love you!

  2. Demetrios Polyzopoulos
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Pepper and Connie I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Jeffery. My thoughts are with with you at such a hard time. We give and do all we can for our children. Take some small comfort in knowing he is safe with our mighty father God and son Jesus Christ.

  3. Ian & Cathy Foster
    Prairieville, LA

    Pepper, Connie, Kennan, Michael, Jonathan.......Your loss is unimaginable, thoughts and prayers are with you . Love Ian & Cathy.

  4. Gerald Watts
    Greenwell Springs,, LA

    Nancy and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Gerald and Nancy Watts

  5. Buddy Porta
    Baton Rouge, LA

    I just found an email from Alan Brock informing me of your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, but I cannot begin to know how it feels to lose a child. Your son and your family will be in my prayers. God bless each of you.

  6. Billy & Emeline Johnson

    James and Connie,

    No words can comfort you now, but always know you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.
    Gods’ Speed

  7. Janice & Kelly O'Shea
    homosassa, FL

    Pepper and Connie we are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with both of you and also with Michael, Kennan and Jonathon.

  8. Sheila Hawkins
    Rayville, LA

    Joe and I are so sorry for your loss.
    You all are in my prayers. My God bless you and help you through these troubling times.

  9. Pat
    Charlotte, NC

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Jeffrey. There can be no greater loss than the loss of one's child, no matter what age. Please know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your pain. Take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father is near to those with a broken heart, and He will sustain you during this difficult time. - Psalm 34:18.
    Again my deepest sympathy.

  10. Larry and Clara Haley
    Boyce, LA

    Pepper and Connie we just want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your son. There has to be no greater hurt than losing a child. We pray that GOD wraps HIS arms around you and gives you the strength that you need to get through this.

  11. David and Michelle Hancock
    houston, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this very difficult time.

  12. Jeff Allen
    Houston, TX

    Pepper, Connie, and family - I am so sorry for your loss. The Allen family is praying for you all. Jeff

  13. Geno
    Pierre Part, LA

    Pepper and Connie you'll have my deepest sympathy. The lost of a child is one of the hardest thinks to deal with in life. May God bless the Rutland family .

  14. Margaret (McCann) Legault
    San Antonio, TX

    Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Rene Esnard
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Pepper, I am deeply sorry for your loss and our prayers go out to you and your family. No words can describe what you are feeling, but know that we are thinking about you.

  16. Wally Gundlach
    New Orleans, LA

    Pepper, Connie, Kennan and Michael
    We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Jeffrey Rutland.
    Deepest Sympathies

  17. Art Favre
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers from the entire Performance family are with you and your family at this time of tragic loss. May God give you the strength and faith to morn your loss, and look forward and cherish our remaining life here on earth. God Bless.

  18. Chuck Berryman
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Dear Pepper and family...I am so, so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this very trying time.

    May God comfort you all,


  19. Lynn Steno
    Carencro, LA

    I am so sorry for your loss! I'm sure Uncle Jr and Aunt Irene will be there to welcome him. Love you!

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Our deepest condolences to the Rutland family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the God of Heaven abundantly pour His spirit upon you and give you comfort. Matthew 5:4

  21. Louis & Mary Cascio
    Youngsville, LA

    Pepper, words cannot express the sorrow that Mary & I feel for you & your family. Know that you are in our thoughts at this most difficult time. Lou

  22. Tom Wray
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Sending prayers for healing to the Rutland and Bruser families at this very difficult time. All of us will miss Jeffrey terribly and I pray he is at peace. Love to you all.

  23. Carmen
    , MI

    To the Rutland family my condolences may the God of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time draw close to him and he will draw close to those broken hearted and crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18 James 4:8.

  24. Gerry & Terri DiNardo
    Miramar Beach, FL

    We love you guys and are thinking of you and praying for all of you during this difficult time. Gerry & Terri DiNardo

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