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93-year-old Glacier ranger park service's oldest

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 03 2013 08:22:52 AM MDT
KINTLA LAKE, Mont. -

Lyle Ruterbories has been the manager, handyman and rules enforcer of Glacier National Park's Kintla Lake campground for 20 years.
    
But he doesn't overdo it. He is 93 years old.
    
Ruterbories is the oldest known seasonal ranger in the National Park Service. He and his wife Marge spent every summer since 1962 in Glacier as campground hosts.
    
Ruterbories became a seasonal ranger in 1991.
    
He kept coming back after his wife died in 2005. He says the lake along the Canadian border was her paradise on earth.
    
Ruterbories left in September after the summer season ended. He doesn't know if he will be back.
    
He is considering surgery to fix a bad knee.
    
He says if he has the operation and it is successful, he will return.