The sorrow is impenetrable. The silence is deafening. The house records no footsteps or laughter. The air is stifling. The garden will not grow, the lawn will not feel the love and care. Unfinished projects will remain unfinished and new ones will never happen. Even the pets grieve, and the children are silent. We cannot remember such grief ,yet, we can feel the presence, the love and devotion. We are all comforted by the indomitable spirit that will always be. He will always be with us and we will be reunited someday. A soulmate for 52 years, we will always love and miss him, but we know that heaven is rejoicing because a true angel is home.
Fred N. Rothlisberger, 74, went by angel transport to heaven on February 17th, 2021. An energetic, generous, loving, kind, positive man, he succumbed to end stage COPD after chemo treatment and coma.
Fred was born July 14th, 1946 in McNary, AZ to Alfred and Fern Rothlisberger. He was disabled at 36, but nothing slowed him down. He could build or repair anything. Renowned for his cinnamon rolls, he was an excellent cook.
His grandchildren were the very light of his heart; and he was a positive influence in their lives, helping to raise all of them. Countless hours were spent teaching, playing, and comforting them. His daughters and son adored him and attribute who they are today to him.
Although unable to work, he was the very bedrock of his family. There was always a loving thought for everyone. Those who met him, loved him. A dairy farmer in his youth, he was taught an amazing work ethic, and passed that on to his children and grandchildren. His Advice was always true and his influence unmeasurable.
He is now at peace and with his daughter Tracy Leeann Davis, parents Alfred and Fern Rothlisberger, and brother Ernest Rothlisberger.
Fred is survived by his wife, Carol Rothlisberger, his son Alex Copia, daughters Shiela Diane Noyes and Carol Michele Martin, brothers John and Don Rothlisberger, sister Kathy Hicks, grandchildren Robert Rothlisberger, Jourdan Kujawa, Mikaela Garcia, Devin Casaus, Jeremy Davis, Amanda McKelvey, Gage Duke, and great-grandchildren Aidan Rothlisberger, Christian Rothlisberger, Trinity and Shelbey McKelvey, Destiny and Colby Davis, and Irie Leeann Casaus.
We are thankful to the lord for ending his suffering and taking him home. He will forever be with us in our hearts. We are so grateful for every moment we had with him. Fred requested no services be held, so his family is honoring that request.
Condolences may be sent to 2308 N. Santiago Ave, Farmington N.M. 87401. Instead of flowers please donate to Angels Among Us, 664 E Broadway Ave, Bloomfield, NM.