Robert A. Rothe
December 28, 1947 - June 28, 2009
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Wednesday 7/1, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wednesday 7/1, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rothe, Robert A. Appleton Age 61, passed away while biking at his cabin in Three Lakes on Sunday, June 28, 2009. He was born December 28, 1947 in Appleton, the son of the late Richard and Anne (Pelton) Rothe. On January 6, 1974 he married his wife of 35 years, Joyce Steger, in Appleton. Rob…

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Roderick Brown left a message on July 15, 2012:
I worked with Rob when I was at Kimberly-Clark between 1980 and 1985. I still remember the kind hospitality Joyce and Rob provided me when I first moved to Appleton (121 Durkee) from Los Angeles. I learned a great about marketing research from Rob. I was trying to re-connect with Rob when I say this notice. I am sorry I was too late. John, your father had a great positve impact on a number of lives, including my own. Rod Brown [email protected]
Byron Eddy left a message on July 17, 2009:
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of Rob. He was a very influential person in my life. As a friend of John, I was frequently the recipient of Rob's kindness. I'll always treasure the sincere friendship, love and generosity he showed me. His enthusiasm for life has always amazed me and continues to inspire me to look at life from a new perspective. Rob had such a delightful sense of humor and was quick to extend a helpful hand or word to anyone. I'll miss him very much, and may God bless and strengthen all his family, especially Joyce and John and other close kin.
Peggy Ward left a message on July 10, 2009:
I am very sorry to hear of Rob's passing and send my family's prayers and condolences. I learned of his passing while on vacation and was unable to attend the memorial. Rob and I worked together in Family Care on competitive intelligence related projects for which he had a passion. We would often discuss competitive strategy. He always had stories to share about his son and words of advice to this new Mom at the time. Rob will be missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with Rob and his family.
Dawn Houghton left a message on July 9, 2009:
Extending my sympathy to Rob's family. I heard of Rob's passing on vacation so was unable to attend the visitation. Wanted to express to you what a great man Rob was as a co-worker and a friend. Rob was a professional role model and teacher for many at Kimberly-Clark. We shared many exciting projects together where you could see his passion for his work as he searched for truth and knowledge. His influence was already missed at K-C. As we spoke of our children he showed great pride in John and happiness in his family life. Please take peace in knowing how many lives Rob touched and accept my condolences.
Stephen Samu left a message on July 1, 2009:
It was a pleasure to work with Rob on projects at KC and to work out at the exercise facility. It is a very sad time for all who were fortunate to share the journey with him. Deepest sympathies to his loving family.
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Lee & Trudy Klauk left a message on July 1, 2009:
Joyce and John we are very sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We always enjoyed our time together whether it was in Appleton or Four Mile Lake. We always wished that it was more frequent.He always loved his time at the lake.We are unable to make the memorial due to baby sitting after our fourth grandson arrived this week.Please contact us when you come to the lake and feel free to ask for any help that we can provide. Lee & Trudy
Don and Karen left a message on July 1, 2009:
Rob’s vitality and love of life was infectious, making us feel the high point of his time at Four Mile Lake was us. That’s the kind of guy he was. I’m sure everyone Rob encountered felt the same way. The high point of his day was them. Of course this resulted in time spent with Rob being the high point of our days. Rob was also a giver -- and not just half way, but a whole- hearted, give it everything he had, giver. He gave enthusiastically and his knowledge, his skills his wisdom made his giving all the more meaningful. He constantly offered his time and talents to help us with whatever he thought we might need. Today, legacies of his gifts live on such as the pine forests along Four Mile Lake Road in Three Lakes, Wisconsin.
Tim McFarland left a message on July 1, 2009:
I am very sorry to hear of Rob's passing. I worked with him for several years and could always count on him for his learned perspectives. He was a valued professional resource at K-C and a friend to many. My condolences for your loss.
Jeff Drake left a message on July 1, 2009:
Joyce and John, Please accept my sympathies for your loss of Rob. I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend his funeral and show my respects in person. Please see my letter I sent to what I hope is your joint email address. Regards, Jeff
Mary Ellyn Vicksta left a message on June 30, 2009:
I was so sorry to hear about Rob. We spent many years together in Marketing Research and he truly gave me an appreciation for visualizing information via tab plans when I first joined the department. He was always encouraging and full of knowledge. We shared a love of biking,the outdoors, and concerts at Lawrence University. I will miss him! Respectfully, Mary Ellyn Vicksta
Stephanie Wilson left a message on June 30, 2009:
I want to extend my condolences to your family. Rob was my sister's (Emily Wilson) supervisor at K-C up until the time of her death in 1997. I was grateful to him for his kindness and understanding back then. I'm sure you'll miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.
Rebecca (Pelton) Charlier left a message on June 30, 2009:
"Robbie" will be missed.
Sherry Hudson Morris left a message on June 30, 2009:
My dear friend Rob ... since I moved away, I have so missed talking with Rob, laughing with him, and working with him, too. I trusted him so as a friend and a co-worker. I send my sad sympathy to Joyce, John, and all who love Rob.
Mark Yonekura left a message on June 30, 2009:
My condolences to the Rothe family and relatives. I worked with Rob at KC in the 90's and will miss his warmth, insight, humor, and friendship. Although we hadn't seen much of each other lately, I value the time I shared with him. In sympathy,
Brian Kaufman left a message on June 30, 2009:
I am very sad to hear about Rob's passing. He was a devoted and loving father to John and husband to Joyce. I was always impressed with his commitment to spending time with his family and to raising John to be the man he is today. Rob was also exceedingly generous with his time and energy with John's friends and that generosity left an impression on me. Rob will be sorely missed and I offer my deepest condolences to Joyce and John and to all of Rob's family and friends in this very difficult time.
Gary Keider left a message on June 30, 2009:
I'm very sorry to hear about Rob's passing. I worked with him for many years and valued his deep knowledge and insights on our brands at K-C. Please accept my condolences.
Joan E. Mauthe left a message on June 30, 2009:
Ed and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Joyce and John,and family. I worked for Rob at K-C for several years and respected his knowledge and work ethic. He was a great boss, and I'm so sorry to hear he didn't have longer to enjoy is retirement. Ed and Joan Mauthe
Laura Studley left a message on June 30, 2009:
Please know that the love you shared will live forever. Most people never share that love and you did. It will warm your hearts forever. No words could be written to help, just know that you are one of the few lucky ones who shared each other and you have John. I'm here, Love, Laura, Eric and Kait
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