Robert Lee Rothschadl
Robert Lee Rothschadl
Born: November 7, 1947
Resided: Tyndall, South Dakota
Died: June 30, 2019
Age: 71

Robert Lee Rothschadl was born to Joseph and Lillian (Cihak) Rothschadl in Scotland, South Dakota. Following his graduation from Tyndall High School, he helped on the family farm 4 miles northeast of Tyndall. On May 13, 1968, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served as an armored personal carrier driver in Vietnam. On September 24, 1968, he was united in marriage to Nancy Broz at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. For a time, they made their home in Tyndall until they moved to Ft. Hood, Texas for 10 months during Bob’s service. On May 12, 1970, he was honorably discharged having earned the rank of E5. They returned home where they lived on a farm 8.5 miles north of Tyndall.

At heart, Bob was always a farmer and never desired a different walk in life. He planted and harvested various crops through the years, such as corn, oats, wheat, alfalfa, barley, etc. He also raised livestock, such as cattle and pigs. Bob’s greatest joy while farming was seeing his hard work pay off in the sprouting and growing of his fields. He would frequently leisurely drive the countryside, checking on his and his neighbors’ crops. For about 8 years, Bob also worked for the City of Tyndall. Following Bob’s ankle surgery in 2014, he was concerned for his wife’s well-being due to the responsibilities of the farm and decided to move into Tyndall.

Bob had a deep passion for sports. In 1970, he uncovered a love and talent for bowling that continued for the next 50 years. From 1971 to 1972, he played amateur baseball for Lesterville. Bob was an integral part of the Roy’s Bar softball team from 1973 until 1992. For a short time, he also played slow pitch softball. His joy of softball and baseball continued into his work as an umpire. He served as an umpire for the local boys baseball games. He was also an USA-certified umpire that helped at various softball games across the state for over 14 years.

Bob was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who rarely missed an opportunity to tease his beloved grandchildren.

Bob unexpectedly passed away from an aggressive illness on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota having attained the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 23 days.

He is survived and remembered by his wife of over 50 years, Nancy Rothschadl of Tyndall, SD; children: Scott Rothschadl (girlfriend Kelly Beaumier) of Scotland, SD, Kim (Mark) Brown of Elgin, OK, and Stacie (Rick) Wagner of Mitchell, SD; 7 grandchildren; sister Rose Marie Gebhart of Marshall, MN; father-in-law George Broz of Tyndall, SD; sisters-in-law: Sue Rothschadl of Tyndall, SD, Kathy (Howard) Hight of Mitchell, SD, Judy (Dan) Fleming of Elk Point, SD, and Diane Broz of Prescott Valley, AZ; brothers-in-law Kevin (Alvina) Broz of Willard, MO and Ron (Sharon) Broz of Tyndall, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son Robert Lee Jr., and brothers: Joseph Rothschadl, Richard Rothschadl, and Roger Rothschadl.

This obituary was written by Goglin Funeral Home on behalf of the Robert Rothschadl family.

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7/29/2019 Dan & Kelly Cimpl ,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great guy. We loved visiting with him at ball games and other events. He will be missed. Thinking of you all!
7/6/2019 Dave and Diane(Kaul) Hohn Sioux Falls, South Dakota
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your faith in God comfort you at this time.
7/6/2019 Theresa Rokusek (Peschl) Minneapolis, MN
So sorry to hear of Bob's death. My memories of Bob from high school are happy ones. I am so sorry for your loss. Blessings to you all.
7/6/2019 Mark Szymanski McKinney, Texas
I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Bob was an excellent and talented football teammate in high school. Always kind, he would go out of his way to welcome me whenever I visited Tyndall. A good man, he will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
7/4/2019 Eileen (Tucek) Hardesty Reno, Nv
Nancy and family...I am so sorry to hear this. I have heard what a great guy he was. Was always nice to see you at mom's birthday parties.
Thinking of you.
Eileen & Steve Hardesty
7/3/2019 Bruce & SharonMarie Dvoracek Lesterville, South Dakota
Difficult times cause us to ask why, but when we trust in our Lord, we need not ask, he takes the Best. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Many memories with the two of you. You were very special to Mom and Dad. May God Bless You.
7/3/2019 Eric and Brenda Doggett Killeen, Texas
So sorry to hear about this. We are thinking of you all and remember all those times we spent together. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers.
7/3/2019 Jessica Wolf Parkston, SD
Oh Nancy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. Hugs and prayers. Jessica Wolf and Family
7/3/2019 Bev (Wurtz) Wilson Centennial, Colorado
I was so sorry to hear of Bob's death. My thoughts and prayers to his family... He was a valued member of the THS class of '66.
7/3/2019 Wayne & Kay Kniffen Springfield , SD
Our thoughts and prayers going out to you in this difficult time.
7/3/2019 John and Lori Singer Dakota City, Nebraska
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
7/2/2019 Luane & Marce Rothschadl Lena, IL
So Very Sorry
7/2/2019 Allen and Linda Leader Niobrara, NE
Our deepest sympathy to you all on Bob’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Bob Rest In Peace.
7/2/2019 Julie Schneider Fort Dodge, Iowa
So sorry for your family's loss. Praying for Christ's comfort at this time. Julie 65
7/2/2019 Julie Doerr Lead, South Dakota
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
7/2/2019 DeDe (Brown) Geiken Lennox, SD
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time!
7/2/2019 Joe Hovorka Jefferson, South Dakota
Sorry to hear about this.
7/2/2019 Marilyn Kokesh ,
Sorry to hear. My condolences to Bob's family and extended family.

Funeral Service:
11:30 a.m.
Friday, July 5, 2019

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
100 E 20th Ave.
Tyndall, South Dakota

*with military honors
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Friday, July 5, 2019

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
100 E 20th Ave.
Tyndall, South Dakota
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