Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Obituary - Raymond Edward Rotert

Funeral mass will be held for Raymond beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri.

Visitation will precede Mass from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Officiating at Mass will be the Most Reverend James V. Johnston and Father Jason Koch. Interment will follow Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Heartland Hospice and may be left at the church the day of Mass or left at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, MO.

Raymond Edward Rotert was born on February 5, 1935, the son of Joseph Mary and Clara (Hake) Rotert. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, Missouri on August 16, 2022. He was the fourth of five children. Raymond grew up in the Montrose area, where he graduated from Montrose High School in 1953. He worked at the Rotert Brothers Garage until 1959 when he began a career at Peabody Coal Company as a heavy equipment mechanic. He retired in 1987 when the mine closed. During this time, Raymond married Sara Jo Steinbach on April 4, 1964, his wife of 58 years, and to this union two children were born: Matthew and Karen.

His family was the most important thing in his life, especially his granddaughters. Raymond was a very hard worker, whose hobby was buying and selling cars. He dearly enjoyed watching car races and Kansas City Chiefs, so-long-as they were winning. Raymond enjoyed cruising around Montrose leisurely, where he shared much local history and genealogy with his friends. Apart from this, he was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he attended all his life.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mary and Clara (Hake) Rotert and his stepmother, Dorothy; his brothers: Clarence and Wilbur Rotert; two sisters, Alvina Cole and Joan Widmer; and a life-long friend, R.H. Brownsberger.

He is survived by his wife, Sara; son, Fr. Matthew Rotert; his daughter, Karen (Chris) Lasswell; two granddaughters, Payton and Riley Lasswell; along with many extended family and good friends, who will miss him dearly.
  

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