Patrick Anton Rothlauf, 64, of Des Moines, died at 9:53 AM Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.
Born December 8, 1954, in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Robert Anthony and Phyllis Marian Hagemeier Rothlauf. On August 8, 1992, he married Pam Mudd in Des Moines, IA.
Patrick worked as a programmer for The State of Iowa, Public Safety Division.
He was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended St Louis University.
Patrick was very active with the Notre Dame Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts when he was younger. He really enjoyed woodworking and working with his tools on various yard work or engine projects. Patrick also enjoyed being outdoors, camping and taking road trips, especially through national parks. He was very caring and was a great care-taker to a lot of people in his neighborhood and in his life.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Rothlauf of Des Moines; two step-sons, Stephen (Caroline) Williams of Des Moines, Nathaniel (Lisa) Taylor of Tolleson, AZ; three grandchildren, Jazmine & Jaida Bell, and Caelan Williams; mother, Phyllis Marian Rothlauf of Des Moines, formerly of Burlington; two sister-in-laws, Kathy Loper of Richland, WA, Christine Rothlauf of Des Moines; three nephews, Brandon Rothlauf and Adam Suter both of Des Moines. Shane Loper of Richland, WA; one niece, Jenny Buchanan of Richland, WA; and two great-nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, and two brothers, Mike Rothlauf and Robert Loper.
Visitation will be held in Des Moines at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mr. Rothlauf will be 1:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Rev. Father Daniel R Dorau officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family has requested casual dress for the services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Burlington Area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America-Troop 3.
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