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340 East Prien Lake Road
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Stephen Rothermel

Stephen Ronald Rothermel

Sunday, February 19th, 1933 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Stephen Ronald Rothermel, was born February 19, 1933, to John and Helen “Goldie” Rothermel in Peru, Indiana passed away in his residence after a long, courageous battle with cancer on March 10, 2019.

Stephen worked for Cities Service in sales for 25 years and after retiring went on to teach Math and English at Sowela Technical Institute. He served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1 in Lake Charles, La, where he served two terms as Post Commander. He attended St. Margaret’s Church where he served faithfully since 1969. His many duties included hospital ministry, funeral minister, lector and many others as needed. Mr. Rothermel was also a lifetime member of St. Margaret’s Knights of Columbus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife and the mother of his children, Rhea Rothermel; six siblings: Richard Rothermel, Marjorie Hansen, John Rothermel, Mary Kathleen Rothermel, Veronica Parsons, and Helen Marie Rothermel.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary Martin Rothermel; one daughter, Lisa Fralick of Lake Charles, LA; three sons: Dr. Kurt Rothermel and his wife Sheila of Crowley, LA, Dr. Peter Rothermel and his wife Ana of Lake Charles, LA, and Karl Rothermel and his wife Angie of Frisco, TX, stepchildren; Bobby James Fontenot, Patrick Martin Fontenot, Gene Roy Kuntz, and Mary Margaret Kuntz. He was PAW PAW to 19 grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until time of procession to the church. The American Legion Poppy Ceremony will take place at 2:00 PM. A rosary will be prayed at 2:15 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church at 4:00 PM. Rev. Samuel Orsot is to officiate. Private burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to his precious friend, David Hunter, Christus St. Patrick’s Hospice and the Oncology Departments of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital staff at MD Anderson.
All of his life he gave his time to his children, his family, his community his church, and he will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Saint Vincent De Paul Society at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 10:00am - 3:30pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 10:00am - 3:30pm
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 4:00pm
    St. Margaret Catholic Church
    2500 Enterprise Blvd.
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Interment

    2300 Country Club Rd.
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Marion Bono

Posted at 04:40pm
Mary, I did not know your husband, but I feel he is a blessed man to have had you taking care of him all these years.
God bless you and comfort you in your time of loss.
Marion Bono

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Julian Jones

Posted at 08:42am
I remember Mr and Mrs Rothermel would sit behind me at mass at St Margaret when i would serve. Mr. Rothermel was the sweetest guy ever! He will be missed dearly. I send my condolences to the Rothermel family.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you. Love, HR, Suzy, Liz, and families.
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Posted at 04:22pm
May the family of Stephen Ronald Rothermel please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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