Rose Marie Rothbauer

12 mars 193329 décembre 2020
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Rose Rothbauer, age 87, of Moulton, Texas passed away peacefully at her home, on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was born March 12, 1933 in Dreyer, Texas to Rudy and Edna Wentworth Chilek. She married Marvin Rothbauer on June 18, 1951 at St. Ann's Church in Petersville.

Rose worked at Tex Tan in Yoakum for over 30 years. She enjoyed working in her yard with her plants and flowers and enjoyed sharing her beautiful flowers with family, friends and neighbors. She truly had a "green thumb".

The loves of her life were her four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. She enjoyed being a part of their lives and was thrilled when the little ones came by for ice cream after school.

She was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Altar Society of Moulton. Her faith and her church meant a great deal to her. She assisted at church functions in any way she could.

Survivors include sons David Rothbauer (Lisa) of Moulton, Texas; Donald Rothbauer (Jennifer) of Moulton, Texas; grandchildren, Robin Branecky (Douglas) of Flatonia, Chad Rothbauer (Angela) of Moulton, Wesley Rothbauer (Alisha) of Moulton, and Toby Rothbauer (KayLynn) of Moulton. Great-grandchildren; Kaylee Branecky, Brooke, Hailey and Tyler Rothbauer, Madison and Shelby Rothbauer, and Easton Rothbauer. Sisters Edna Mae Bradley of Tomball, Texas and Helen Jalufka of Hallettsville, Texas;

She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin Rothbauer, Sisters Clara Kasparek, Dorothy Mylius, and Lorene Matula, and brothers Rudy and Jerry Chilek.

Pallbearers will be Chad Rothbauer, Wesley Rothbauer, Toby Rothbauer, Douglas Branecky, Jeffery Matula and Paul Mylius.

A visitation for Rose will be held Friday, January 1, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Moulton, Texas. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private service will take place Saturday with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com for the Rothbauer family.

Smith Funeral Home - 404 West Bobkat Dr., Moulton, Tx 77975 Phone #361-596-4631


  • Marvin Rothbauer, Husband (deceased)
  • Rudy Chilek, Father (deceased)
  • Edna Wentworth Chilek, Mother (deceased)
  • David Rothbauer (Lisa), Son
  • Don Rothbauer (Jennifer), Son
  • Robin Branecky (Douglas), Granddaughter
  • Chad Rothbauer (Angela), Grandson
  • Wesley Rothbauer (Alisha), Grandson
  • Toby Rothbauer (KayLynn), Grandson
  • Kaylee Branecky, Great Grandchild
  • Brooke Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Hailey Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Tyler Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Madison Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Shelby Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Easton Rothbauer, Great Grandchild
  • Edna Mae Bradley, Sister
  • Helen Jalufka, Sister
  • Clara Kasparek, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy Mylius, Sister (deceased)
  • Lorene Matula, Sister (deceased)
  • Rudy Chilek, Brother (deceased)
  • Jerry Chilek, Brother (deceased)

  • Chad Rothbauer, Pallbearer
  • Wesley Rothbauer, Pallbearer
  • Toby Rothbauer, Pallbearer
  • Douglas Branecky, Pallbearer
  • Jeffery Matula, Pallbearer
  • Paul Mylius, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    vendredi, 1 janvier , 2021


Rose Marie Rothbauer


Diana Dierschke Flessner

1 janvier , 2021

The Rothbauer Family~~~~~~~~~~

What a wonderful person & friendly person Rosie was. Always a great personality
an smile on her face Aiways a joy to be around.
Remembering the Memories you all made throughout the years shall comfort you at this sad time. My sympathy to you all an God Bless!

David Urban

31 décembre , 2020

So sorry to hear about Ms Rothbauer. She was such a joy to visit with. Always seem to have a smile on her face and on the go. She was such a great lady to know. Saying prayers for the Rothbauer Family

David Urban

Albert & Evelyn Nagelmueller

31 décembre , 2020

We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Albert & Evelyn Nagelmueller

Doreen Fink

31 décembre , 2020

My deepest condolences to your family for your loss of this dear lady! I will truly miss taking care of this sweet lady at our clinic. May she Rest In Peace !
Doreen Fink
Sievers Medical Clinic Nurse

Barbara Anderle

30 décembre , 2020

Ms Rose had the most beautiful contagious smile ever and always so well kept! We admired her for her dedication to walking sometimes not once a day but twice! A very faithful and dedicated lady!Her yard always well kept along with pretty flowers every summer!
To the family we offer our Deepest Sympathy, heaven indeed gained a beautiful "Rose" and may she soar high with all the angels and forever Rest In Peace! 🙏
Eugene & Barbara Anderle

Emily Stringer

30 décembre , 2020

Mrs. Rothbauer will truly be missed. She was so so sweet. Every day when she came to the Post Office, she would make it a point to step in and say hi. She would also share her stamps with me. She remembered one time that I was looking for Marilyn Monroe and Hank Williams stamps, and she had some and brought a few for me. I will forever save those stamps and never forget her kindness. God Bless the Rothbauer family. My prayers are with you all.

Michael Biehunko

30 décembre , 2020

I grew up right down the road from both Marvin and Rose. These were two very fine people. Everytime I would go by there house and they were outside they never failed to wave at me. Marvin and Rose were friends of my dad and mom Taylor and Leona Biehunko. Marvin a meticulous carpenter did a wonderful add on to my parents home in the early 80's. They were both hard working people. Rose is now with Marvin I'm sure bringing him up to date on what has been happening in Moulton. God bless the entire family.



      To Rose Marie Rothbauer, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Rose, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Rose really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

       Her parents were Rudy and Edna Chilek. Rose was raised in Dreyer, Texas. Even as a child, Rose had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Rose was easygoing and fun loving. She managed to lighten the mood wherever she was, even during family squabbles. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Rose managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Rose was raised with 7 Siblings. She had 2 brothers- Rudy and Jerry, 5 sisters- Clara, Dorothy, Lorene, Edna Mae and Helen.

      All of Rose's playful good humor carried over into her childhood. She was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed her to be constantly on the go. As a result, Rose experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited her very well. She took part in baseball.

      Rose never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. She was drawn to individuals and crowds, using her gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate her audience. This quality allowed Rose to continually develop new relationships, ever widening her circle of friends. Rose delighted in her role among all her acquaintances, because she viewed them all as potential spectators for her performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Rose was always right at home putting on a show among her friends. Rose utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of her best friends were Willie Mae Darilek. Later in life, she became friends with John and Adela Beran, Willie and Mildred Pilat, Elton and Janie Hoepkins. Rose loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Rose very easy to approach. On June 18, 1951 Rose exchanged wedding vows with Marvin John Rothbauer at St. Ann's Catholic Church of Petersville, Texas. She tried hard not to impose on her spouse. She was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Perhaps the reason Rose related so well to children was the fact that she never really completely grew up herself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped her in raising her own children. Rose was blessed with 2 sons, 2 sons- David and Donald(Don). They were also blessed with 4 grandchildren, Robin, Chad, Wesley and Toby. Rose had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Rose's compassionate side prevented her from being a strict disciplinarian, and she could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. She could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Rose had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Rose was a real “people person.” She had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and her enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Rose liked to see herself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Rose was an adaptable realist, using her common sense and trusting her experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Rose's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around her to see Rose as an excellent problem solver. Her primary occupation was leather worker. She was employed for 32 years at Tex Tan in Yoakum, Texas.

      Rose enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Rose liked creating and making things. Her favorite pursuits were gardening. Rose was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Rose felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if she wasn’t the best, Rose loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Rose relished the opportunities where she could make an impact, and she would often push herself to play above her abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Rose never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. Recreational sports included softball. Rose was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were baseball, football and basketball.

      Rose had an endless appetite for new and different activities. She was always ready to join in the fun and add her flair and energy to an organization. Because of her personality, her humor, and her ability to get along with everyone, Rose's service was greatly valued by the organizations to which she belonged. Throughout her later years, Rose was an active member of the Altar Society at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

      Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Rose recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church for over 60 years. During that time, she was participant in the Eucharistic Adoration for 15 years.

      Rose believed that you had to experience life, and her life in retirement was no different. With her boundless energy and a desire to get the most out of life, Rose remained busy with people and projects. In retirement, she found new pleasure in gardening, visiting her grandchildren, great grandchildren many friends and neighbors, and walking the street of Moulton for excerise. Even in retirement, Rose continued to stay in touch with her old friends and, since she'd never met a stranger, she made plenty of new acquaintances as well.

      Rose passed away on December 29, 2020 at Her home. She died peacefully in her sleep with her rosary in her hand. She is survived by two sons- David and wife Lisa, Donald(Don) and wife Jennifer: 4 grandchildren-Robin, Chad, Wesley and Toby: 7 great grandchildren- Madison, Brooke, Hailey, Shelby, Kaylee, Tyler and Easton: 2 sisters- edna lMae and Helen. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton. Rose was laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery next to her husband Marvin.

      Rose brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Rose Marie Rothbauer lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.