Jeffrey Routte


WEST JEFFERSON — Jeffrey Allen Routte, 57, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in his residence.

He was born Aug. 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. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road, 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, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson.

Funeral Home

Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home
1355 West Main Street West Jefferson, OH 43162
Published in The Madison Press from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014