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Date of Passing: Jan 25, 2018Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
ALBERT ROTHENBERGER With great sorrow we announce the death of our dear husband, father and grandfather Albert Rothenberger on January 25, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Victor and John. Albert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lillian; his son David (Deb); daughter Lorraine (Tom); and six grandchildren. Albert was born and educated in Winnipeg. He first worked for the Winnipeg Free Press in various positions, but joined the Seven Oaks School Division after completing his education at the University of Manitoba. There he worked for 35 years as a teacher, vice principal and finally as principal of West Kildonan Collegiate. Albert was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church where he served on the council in various positions for 18 years. He was a member of the board of Luther Home for 42 years from its inception. He served as secretary, treasurer and finally as chairman. When his days of service ended, he continued to be a regular visitor to many of the residents, where he is remembered for his cheerfulness and humour. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor D.E. Engel officiating. The family wishes to thank the administration and nursing staff of Luther Home for their kindness and love in caring for Albert. In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert's memory may be made to Luther Home.
Publish Date: Feb 3, 2018
ALBERT ROTHENBERGER In sorrow, the family of Albert Rothenberger announces his death, at Luther Home, on January 25, 2018, at the age of 87. A full obituary will follow on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Publish Date: Jan 30, 2018
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 03, 2018
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
Mr Rothenberger was our principal when he first started in West K. His reputation sounded harsh but like most gossip it was far from the truth. All my memories of him were pleasant and he seemed to make a wonderful impression on all whom he taught. - Posted by: Vincent lobo (Student) on: Jan 11, 2021
Rothenberger Family..so sorry to hear of Mr. Rothenbeger’s passing. Lots of memories of chats and visits at Ingolf over many many years. - Posted by: Kathy Barton (Ingolf neighbour) on: Feb 25, 2018
I remember Mr. Rothenberger as my teacher in Edmund Partridge Junior High. He was inspirational, and the best teacher I ever had. He was a fine gentleman! - Posted by: Rob Bilbey (former student) on: Feb 07, 2018
I remember Mr. Rothenberger as the Vice Principal of West Kildonan Collegiate in 1973. He was a very nice man as I remember, and I'm sure his memory will live on in the students he taught, and mentored. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Kim Ellison (student) on: Feb 05, 2018
Lillian and Family Saddened to see Albert’s obituary in this mornings paper. We are in Mexico but saw it on the internet. From being a part of the demolition of the old Todd cottage to helping to haul lumber for the new cottage to Albert’s visits to bemoan pensions created a relationship that remained. Art Barton - Posted by: Art Barton (Ingolf Neighbour) on: Feb 04, 2018
Mr. Rothenberger was a teacher that I never forgot. He taught me in Grade 9 in Edmund Partridge Junior High on Main Street. He was a teacher who TAUGHT. As I am now 78 years old you know the memory he left on my life. The world will miss a great and wonderful person. Rest in peace Mr R. - Posted by: Jack MacDonald (Former Student) on: Feb 03, 2018
Mr Rothenberger was my principal when I started school in kindergarten at West St. Paul, and was there until the mid 80s until he moved to West Kildonan Collegiate, where he was my principal again there until his retirement. He was always a fair and understanding principal at both schools that I attended. I want to thank-you Mr. Rothenberger for being a great principal and you rest in peace sir. - Posted by: Anthony Mihaychuk (Former student) on: Feb 03, 2018
Al was my vice principal for a short while near the end of his education career, when I was principal. He taught me many things about communication with parents. He was particularly adept at having a troubled student and a worried parent come to a suitable plan to correct an issue in a way which would benefit the student, short and long term, while at the same time affirming the anxious parent. May his strong faith and memories such as the above comfort his family. - Posted by: Don Mandryk (colleague) on: Feb 03, 2018
Goodbye Father Time. May you rest in peace. Delvina - Posted by: Delvina Tabing (former employee of Luther Home) on: Feb 03, 2018
When I began teaching Mr. Rothenberger was my first principal and showed me great kindness and understanding. He instilled in me his philosophy in dealing with students which I have held as a fundamental value in working with people. Be firm but fair. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Brian Humniski (Colleague) on: Jan 31, 2018
Lillian, Debbie and Dave, Lorraine and Tom and families, Sending you my deepest condolences in the passing of Albert. I and the girls have such fond memories of him from Christ Lutheran. He, along with the rest of your family made the girls and I feel so welcome when we joined Christ. I enjoyed being on committees with him and joining him and Lillian on the famous Lutheran protest march to the Forks. His perspective on issues, his sense of humour, his devotion to his community, friends and family shall be missed. He was bigger than life and his memory shall live on. Sending you love and sympathy. Beverley and John Zubriski - Posted by: Beverley Zubriski (Friend) on: Jan 30, 2018
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