Margaret Jean Rothe |

Margaret Jean Rothe

Margaret Jean Rothe, 81, passed away Dec. 29, 2008, in the Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit in Greeley.

She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Fort Collins, to Fred and Lydia (Rommel) Brunz. Margaret was raised in Fort Collins and graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1945. She moved to Greeley and worked as a telephone operator.

She soon met Emanuel W. Rothe, and they were members of Luther League. They were married at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greeley Feb. 9, 1947. They lived and farmed in the Greeley area for over 60 years, and also spent time at their home in Carbondale to be close to their first two grandchildren.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for over 60 years and a member other bible study groups at church.

Margaret was a very good seamstress, making dance costumes for her daughter, precious dresses for her granddaughter and special blankets for each grandchild.

She was an incredible gardener and cook, her specialty being ethnic German food.

She enjoyed playing cards with various groups, especially the neighborhood “Gossip Group” for over 40 years.

She was a leader for the Hazelton 4-H Club, enjoyed golf, vacationing with family and friends and loved being at Red Feather Lakes riding her horse, Light Foot.

Margaret’s love of her family allowed her to overcome multiple health issues to spend many wonderful years caring for them.

Survivors include her husband; daughter Carol Jean (George) Pucak of Carbondale; son Ronald Dean (Jan) Rothe of Ault; grandchildren Megan Marie Pucak of San Diego, Matthew Thomas Pucak of Fort Collins, and Shane Hatcher Rothe of Ault.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, Inc. in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

Private services re planned, entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Please visit the online memorial at

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