Joseph E. Rothweiler, 72, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 10:25 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at Clarence Care Center in Clarence, Mo.
Joseph was born July 29, 1948, in Quincy, Ill., to Leo F. and Mary Jane Althoff Rothweiler. He was married to Dora Lisette Ahland Rothweiler on April 24, 1981, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. She survives.
Other survivors include children, Franklin Andrew Rothweiler and Kelly Jo (Kenneth) Rybolt; grandchildren, Joseph David Rybolt and Ethan Matthew Rybolt; brothers, Jim Rothweiler, Michael J. Rothweiler and Ken Rothweiler; and sisters, Terry (Joe) Barnes and Ann Rothweiler.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Frank and Susan Ahland; and brother-in-law, Carl Ahland.
Professionally, Joseph worked for Burlington Northern Railroad, American Cyanamid, BASF and General Mills.
He served five years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid Palmyra, Mizzou and St. Louis Cardinal fan and loved spending time with his family.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Jerry Kaimann will officiate. Burial with full military rites performed by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or American Legion Post #174.
Online condolences may be shared at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.