Dorothy Rotzler

November 1, 1925January 20, 2018
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Dorothy Rotzler, 92, of Taft, Texas passed away January 20, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 1, 1925. Dorothy graduated from Brackenridge High School and received a Bachelors of Music from North Texas State University. She married John F. “Fred” Rotzler, Jr. on August 30, 1948. Dorothy had a career in Elementary Education in the Taft Public Schools for 30 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Taft where she served as treasurer for many years. She served on the Taft Public Library Board for 22 years. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John F. “Fred” Rotzler, Jr., parents, Walter and Helen Treybig and her sister Ursula Koltermann. She is survived by her children, Carol (Ronnie) Kelley, Joyce West, Kenny (Cindy) Rotzler and Glenn (Liz) Rotzler; grandchildren, Neal Kelley, Kyle Kelley, Sam West, Amy Rotzler, Kelly Rotzler, Courtney Rotzler and Kimberly Rotzler and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 in San Fernando III Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. The family would like to thank The Pavilion Assisted Living, Serenity and Grace Hospice and Dr. George Benavidez for their compassionate care. Expressions of sympathy may be made by memorials to The Friends of the Taft Public Library, the Taft Food Pantry, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Benito Saldana

February 25, 2018

Mrs. Rotzler was my 3rd grade teacher. I remeber her very well. I am 64 years old and I remember her as a very patient and sweet lady. I have never forgotten her caring and her genuine love of teaching. I was truly fortunate to have had her as a teacher. I myself became a teacher and at present retired after 31 years of teaching. My condolenses to her entire family.

January 31, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Mary Virginia Paterson Hopkin

January 29, 2018

Mrs. Rotzler was always very sweet and had a wonderful smile! Fred and Dorothy were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Taft so I know both of them from many Sunday's in church. Both Dorothy and Fred are missed. My sincere condolences to the family!! May the love and support of friends and family surround you during this difficult time.

Mary Jo Gossett

January 25, 2018

Family: Mrs. Rotzler was one of my elementery school teachers.I remember she always had a smile on her face and had a way of making you feel special. My sincere sympathy. Mary Jo Hack Gossett

Linda Simmons

January 25, 2018

My memories of the Rotzler family and Dorothy go back many years in Taft. She was a wonderful person. My sincere condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Hugs to all of you. So sorry.
Linda Simmons (Tucker) Corpus Christi, Tx.

January 24, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Cynhtia Treybig

January 23, 2018

I got to know Joyce and her during a Treybig family trip to Germany. Her smile was part of her sweet personality, I will always remember. Hugs and prayers go out to y'all!

Deepest Sympathy,

Cynthia Treybig

Sonia Galindo Ortiz

January 23, 2018

My condolences to the Rotzler Family. I will never forget my 2nd grade teacher and will always remember that nice yet firm voice of hers and of course that forever smile of hers.

January 22, 2018

A special cousin with whom I shared a wonderful Treybig Family "adventure"...
I send my thoughts and prayers to her family.
Arliss Treybig

Debra Eckert

January 22, 2018

Please except by sincere sympathy. May your fond memories bring comfort on those dark days. I have fond memories from the days when we taught together. I remember how she loved working with her students especially the weak, struggling readers. She worked tireless.
Dorothy was one of the sweetest ladies.
Debra Dorow Eckert