He retired in Florida in 1987 from construction work. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and served in the 101st Airborne. He was a member of Ruslin Hills Church at Dover, was a member of the Dover V.F.W., Dover Eagles, Dover Moose and the Bolivar American Legion.
He is survived by his wife the former Maxine Wilma Wertz whom he married October11, 1946. Also surviving are 2 sons Gary (Judy) Rothacher of Stonecreek and Terry (Glenda) Rothacher of Kalispell, Montana and 4 grandchilden Jo Lane (George) Ortt, C.J. (Tammy) Rothacher, Tera (Brad) Seabaugh and Chad (Nettie) Rothacher and 8 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers Dale and Raymond Rothacher and a sister Mary Jane Ley.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar. Pastor Dwayne Houser will officiate and burial will be held later in Fort Laurens Cemetery at Bolivar. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.The family suggests donations be made to Ruslin Hills Church or Community Hospice at 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Lebold-Smith Funeral Home of Bolivar