I have some News to pass onto all the friends of Al Rutan, who many of you know as methaneman2002.
Al has been staying with us the past few months while we work out his small scale digestor and while we build our full sized digestor. The Photos that he has posted showing his small scale digestor are taken in our yard and my son "the welder" is in some of them.
The news is that Al has passed away.
Al passed away of natural causes, no accident, no struggle. He seems to have been making a meal and collapsed on the bed and died. He had moved into our house to ride out the cold weather and work his computer and video equipment. His "Kitty" is a bit confused but well cared for and we have a close friend of Al that will gladly give the kitty a new home.
He had many contacts around the world and since we will not be able to contact each of you directly I felt this was about the best way to get the word out all of his "energy friends".
We have been able to reach his family so there is no need for any worry in that respect but there have been no formal arrangements made for any memorial/funeral services at this point. If I learn of any public services I will post them here for all you to see.
This renewable energy was his passion, or at least one of his many passions, so I would ask that we all step up and continue his progress forward in this department, and remember "Home Grown is Best".
Thanks to you all,
Al's family has scheduled a memorial service for Al at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church on Monday, January 24, at 11 a.m. The address for St. Joan's is 4537 Third Ave. S; Minneapolis; 612-823-8205. Fr. George is in charge.
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