Routte Jeffrey Allen Routte, age 57, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, in his residence. He was born August 27, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff was a retired Captain with the Prairie Township Fire Department, a former member of the Jefferson Township Fire Department and past employee of the Mt. Carmel Connection. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved trapping and was an art collector. Jeff is survived by two sons, Scott (Teresa) Routte, Hunter Routte; mother, Joann (Larry) Watts; grandchildren, Mason and Avery Routte; sisters, Mary (Bill) Kay, Karol (Dean) Ortlieb; numerous nieces, nephews, all his brother firefighters and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Stanley Routte. Friends may call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Rd., Galloway, Ohio 43119, where the Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Nathan Custer and Rev. Larry Baker officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie Township Fire Department. The family is being served by the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014
Rader-McDonald Funeral Home
1355 West Main Street West Jefferson, OH 43162