Obituaries


Patricia Ellen Rothering
October 8, 1938 - October 30, 2013

Patricia “Pat” Ellen Rothering (Wise), 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home in Minnesota City. She was born on Oct. 8, 1938, to Arthur and Lucille (Jenkins) Wise, in Winona.

She married LaVerne “Mick” Rothering on Oct. 16, 1954. They moved to Sheboygan, Wis., in the early 1960s to raise their eight children. In 1989, they returned to Minnesota, where they planned to spend the rest of their lives.

Pat was a warm woman with a heart of gold. She made anyone who walked through her door feel like family. No matter the time of day, she could pull out anything and whip it up into a great meal for anyone who stopped by. She took great pride in her family, her children and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her little brother, Bill and playing bingo with her friends. She also enjoyed taking care of her dogs, Smokey and Bruno.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 59 years, Mick; her children, Susan (Jack) Messner of Rochester, Terry Pfister of Byron, Patricia (Duane) Rothering of Winona, Joseph (Roberta) Rothering of Sheboygan, Mark (Angie) Rothering of Sheboygan, Connie (Mark) Frank of Sheboygan, Daniel (Tammy) Rothering of Minnesota City, and Jeffrey (Tama) Rothering of Sheboygan; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard (Irene) Wise of Florida, and William (Kay) Wise of Minnesota City; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Lucille; and her twin sisters, Darlene Salisbury and Delores Long.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Obituary donated by Gianna LaPin.