Dow S. Roettger, 90, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Wesley Manor. Born April 23, 1928 in Mercer County, Ohio to Dow William & Ruth Naomi (Staeger) Roettger. He married Patricia Louise Bruce on June 6, 1948 in Wooster, Ohio and she survives. Dow was a 1946 graduate of Celina High School, Celina, Ohio and attended Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1946-1948. He worked in Retail Management and Industrial Management, working for Barr 5 & 10, Crellin Plastics and was a self-employed contractor for several years. Dow was a member of the Antioch Church, Emmaus Community, Friends of the Manor and a former member of Toastmasters. He was a bailiff for the Clinton County Courts and assisted the Geoff Smith Auction Company.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4th at the funeral home. Pastor Dean Bruce and Pastor Dave Klipp will officiate. Burial will be in Kilmore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Antioch Church Building Fund, envelopes will be available.
Wife: Pat Roettger of Frankfort, 1 Son: Dow Bruce (Ellen) Roettger of West Des Moines, Iowa, 3 Daughters: Terri Large of Troy, North Carolina, Darcy Sue (Chris) Pippenger of Frankfort and Danita “Dani” Louise (Dirk) Waedekin of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, Daughter-in-Law: Loretta Roettger of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2 Sisters: Jo Ann Shaffer of Celina, Ohio and Carolyn Sue Lauderman of Columbus, Ohio, 1 Sister in Law-Mary Bruce of Thomasville, NC, 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.
Dow was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Darrell Scott Roettger, a brother, William Roettger and son-in-law: David L. Large.