Robert Walter Rothgangel, 84, of Belleville, Ill., born Dec. 22, 1928, in Belleville, Ill., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, Ill.
Mr. Rothgangel retired as a master craftsman from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1995. He was a member of Carpenters Local 662. Robert was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill., and a member of the Belleville Exchange Club. A U.S. Army
veteran, he was part of the post-war occupation forces in Germany. Robert enjoyed many sports, especially high school athletics, golf, and St. Louis Cardinals baseball. He also loved to travel and to read.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Ella A., nee Albers, Rothgangel of Belleville, Ill.; a brother, Ray Rothgangel; and a sister, Ruth (Oscar) Veile.
Surviving are his sister-in-law, Betty Rothgangel of Belleville, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Rex (Kathy) Rothgangel of Belleville, Ill., RickiAnn (John) VanCalcar of New Orleans, La., Jill (Ron) Wegener and Randy Rothgangel, both of Belleville, Ill., Richard (Jan) Veile of Arlington Heights, Ill., Jo Ellen Veile of Lincoln, Ill., and Alan (Donna) Veile of Belleville, Ill.; seven great-nieces and great-nephews; a great-great-niece; and a great-great-nephew.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the
. The family requests no flowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Byers officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.