Dow S. Roettger

May 30, 2018

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

Dow was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Darrell Scott Roettger, a brother, William Roettger and son-in-law: David L. Large.


Leave your Condolences

18 Condolences for “Dow S. Roettger”

  1. Butch & Eileen Huffer May 31, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss, we knew Dow for many years. He was a good man, our prayers are with you.

  2. Julie & Greg Smith May 31, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Thinking of you during this time of loss. Prayers for your family.

  3. John & Darla Large June 1, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    To the family of Dow, we are so sorry, you are all in our prayers. I am saying extra prayer for you Terri, so sorry babe! Love & Prayers For All!! God Bless You All!!

  4. Susan Etzcorn June 2, 2018 at 9:59 am

    To Dow Roettger Family:

    Our sympathies to all family members. We were blessed to have known Dow and although saddened by his passing know he is partying it up in heaven. God bless you all and our prayers will be with you.
    Mike and Sue Etzcorn

  5. Sharlee Davis June 2, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Darcy, I am so sorry for your loss of your father. I just wanted you to know that I have great memories of your dad and his store. I also have very fond memories of hanging out at your house after school and on weekends with your family. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Hello to Chris and the rest of your family. Take care.

  6. Lori Snyder June 2, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Darcy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family. God Bless,
    Lori Snyder

  7. Ralph and Rosie Jones June 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Dear Pat and family,

    Dow and I go back to our days at the Frankfort Airport, well beyond our days at Antioch. Thank you for all the support given us during our time with Wycliffe Bible Translators! Bless your hearts, you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers! We thank our precious Lord for bring you (Pat and Dow) into our lives,

    Yours in Christ,

  8. Bernie & Sandra Lohsl June 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Please accept our deepest sympathy’s on the passing of your husband and father. He was a great man.

  9. Jerry Monroe June 3, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Condolences to you and your family.

  10. Steven J. Timmons June 3, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Darcy and Family, Saying prayers for you and your family at the loss of your father. Rest in Peace Mr.Roettger.

  11. Cinda (Hines) Mittendorf June 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Sorry for your loss. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Janet Swisher June 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry to hear about your father. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and your family.

  13. Gene Ritchie June 4, 2018 at 9:48 am

    To the Roettger family: My thoughts prayers are with you at this most difficult time. So sorry to hear of your father’s recent passing.

    Gene Ritchie
    Mahwah, NJ

  14. Susan Boldt Richey June 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Pat, Dani and family,
    I am sorry to hear about your husband and father. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Joe Bennett June 6, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I am sorry to hear of your loss Terri. You and your family are in my prayers.

  16. Brad Decker June 6, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    We met Dow & Pat after a snowstorm stranded us off their road. Dow carried me back to their house. A life-long friendship ensued and I loved visiting with them during the auctions when I was home from NH. He will be missed terribly. All my best, Brad Decker and the rest of the Decker clan

  17. Kathy Hodge June 7, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Blessings on you Pat as you go through this loss. You and Dow have been kind and open hearted. I feel blessed to have known Dow (and you too)! Love and prayers, Kathy Hodge

  18. Steve Forney June 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Praying blessings and peace to the extended family. Dow took a chance on me many years ago and helped me get my life back on track with a job and very wise counsel. He was such a wise man with a terrific sense of humor! Pat and Dow were also a great blessing to my wife and I as young marrieds.

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