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Thomas “Tom” Joseph Rottler

Thomas “Tom” Joseph Rottler, 86 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Sunday, February 19, 2023 at his residence in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

He was born November 30, 1936 in Ste Genevieve, MO and was married to Judith “Judy” (Smith) Rottler on March 22, 1957.

He is survived by Wife, Judy Rottler of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Three Sons, Dewayne (Robbin) Rottler of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Gary Rottler of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Tom (Debbie) Rottler Jr. of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Daughters, Vickie (Shelton) Sumrall of Crestview, FL, Teresa (Leroy) Lancaster of St. Clair, MO; Nine Grandchildren; Twelve Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by Father, Valentine P. Rottler; Mother, Teresa (Herzog) Rottler; Son, Michael “Mike” Rottler; Two Brothers, Pat Rottler, Robert “Bob” Rottler; Three Sisters, Verneil Dunsworth, Ruth Cartledge, and Betty Maurice.

Visitation was at Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Monday, February 27, 2023.

Service will be at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9:00 am.

The Clergy will be Rev. Steve Matthews.

Burial will be at Crestlawn Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church as an elder and deacon. He was proud of his Union and was a brick layer for 42 years. When we went for rides, he would point to brick buildings and say, “I Built That.” There were many brick buildings around with his initials and fingerprints. Tom loved camping with our 6 kids, refinishing furniture, wood working, and gardening. He passed away in his sleep and that’s the way he wanted to go!

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