Jacob R. ‘Jack’ Rothenbach


Jacob R. "Jack" Rothenbach, 91, of Slinger, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at his residence.

He was born March 26, 1919, in Ackerville to the late Jacob and Alma (nee Guth) Rothenbach and married Ruth Yorkson on May 20, 1941, in Neenah. Ruth preceded him in death in 1967. He then married Laura H. Schwamb on Oct. 15, 1976, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger.

Jack served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1943 until 1945. He founded Rothenbach Funeral Home and Furniture Store in Slinger in 1941 and operated the business for over 40 years.

He was a member of the Slinger Advancement Assoc., the Slinger-Allenton Rotary Club, the Zunker-Held Post 3358 V.F.W., the Catholic Order of Foresters and the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose.

Jack was survived by his wife, Laura; two children, Thomas (Lorraine) of Slinger and James (Patricia) of Cedarburg, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his daughter-in-law, Haydee Rothenbach of San Antonio, Texas; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Alma; his wife, Ruth; his son, David; his brother, Howard; and his sister, Frieda.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. in Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery in Ackerville with the Rev. Richard Stoffel officiating. Memorials to the Visiting Nurses Association are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.