(3/20/12) Bernard “Spike” Henry Rotering , 77, of Arcadia died at Mayo Clinic Health System- Arcadia Nursing Home, on Monday, March 19, 2012.
He was born on June 13, 1934, in Arcadia to Albin and Margaret (Schlesser) Rotering. Bernard married Dorothy Ruden on May 2, 1964, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. Together they farmed on his home farm. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters, and was a member of the N.F.O.
Spike is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Arcadia, three sons; Michael of Winona, Andrew (Jennifer) of Arcadia, Christopher of Arcadia, four daughters; Jean Rotering of Terrell, TX, Bonnie (Russ Malmin) Rotering of Coon Rapids, MN, Cindy (Rod Flatland) Rotering of Arcadia, Sandra (Daren) Bussian of Winona, one brother Bob (Gladys) Rotering of Alma, and 6 grandchildren: Emma Flatland, Megan Kissi, Kaitlyn Bussian, Jordon Rotering, Kaiden Rotering Tyler Rotering,. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Roman, Alvin, David, three sisters: Marcella Schlesser, Lucille George, and Ruth Ruhland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Holy Family Parish, at 11:00 AM with Father Raj and Rev. Joseph O’Hara officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Wozney Killian Funeral Home, where there will be a 7:00 PM Prayer service and a 7:30 PM rosary by the Catholic Order of Foresters. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, rural Arcadia.
Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.