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Robert Lee Rothschadl

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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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!

Dan & Kelly Cimpl Jul 29 2019 3:39 PM

So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your faith in God comfort you at this time.

Dave and Diane(Kaul) Hohn Jul 6 2019 8:57 PM

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.

Theresa Rokusek (Peschl) Jul 6 2019 5:29 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Bobs 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.

Mark Szymanski Jul 6 2019 5:23 PM

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

Eileen (Tucek) Hardesty Jul 4 2019 7:43 AM

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.

Bruce & SharonMarie Dvoracek Jul 3 2019 5:32 PM

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.

Eric and Brenda Doggett Jul 3 2019 5:07 PM

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

Jessica Wolf Jul 3 2019 3:54 PM

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.

Bev (Wurtz) Wilson Jul 3 2019 4:41 AM

Our thoughts and prayers going out to you in this difficult time.

Wayne & Kay Kniffen Jul 3 2019 3:31 AM

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