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Lawrence "Larry" Rothe


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Lawrence "Larry" Rothe Obituary
Rothe Lawrence "Larry" Rothe, age 80, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on March 23, 2017. He was born in Columbus, Ohio to his parents Charles and Laura May Rothe on September 30, 1936. Larry graduated from South High School in Columbus. He would later meet the love of his life, Sonna "Dean" Rothe and they got married on December 24, 1956 and enjoyed 60 years of wonderful marriage. Larry was a hardworking man, as he was Co-Owner and Manager of the LaMay Truck Stop from 1954 to 1973. He and his wife also owned Ridgewood Mobile Home Park in Chilicothe. Larry loved to go boating, and the outdoors, but above all he loved his family. He was a hardworking man who will be missed by all. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, his sons Mark Rothe, Bruce Rothe, Scott Rothe, and Greg Rothe and his granddaughter Laura. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife, Sonna Rothe; his son, Jeffrey (Lanae) Rothe; his grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Rothe, Shonda (J.C.) Garcia, Scotty Rothe, Jacob (Shanna) Rothe, Amber Rothe, Kristopher (Stacey) Rothe, and Mark Rothe. Also in mourning are 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 26 at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 1918 North Bridge Street, Chilicothe, Ohio from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held for Larry at the church on Monday, March 27 at 12 noon with Bishop Doug Brower and Gary Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Church Residences, 2335 North Bank Drive, Columbus, OH 43220-5599. Please visit www.Schoedinger.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 25, 2017
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