Rottnek, Marie Theresa (nee Ward), died peacefully on All Saints Day, in the presence of her family.
She was loved by her husband Fred; her children Rochelle (Rudy), Fred and Matthew; her grandchildren John (Denise) and Ann (Kevin) and niece Jeanne Marie (Quinton). Known for her generous heart, dedication to family and friends, and her creative approach to problem-solving, Marie employed an impressive array of practical talents to care for those around her. She had an extraordinary ability to adapt to the needs and cultures of those around her-from the family business to Cor Jesu Academy to acting as an unofficial administrative assistant for several parishes and schools throughout Saint Louis over 60 years. Whether by herself, or part of the celebrated Fred and Marie Show, she always put others before herself-with humility, simplicity, and humor. The family wishes to thank all her health care providers, particularly Melissa Murray, MD, for the extraordinary care she has received.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Fri., Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. If you wish, donations may be made to Cor Jesu Academy (https://www.corjesu.org/ ), Criminal Justice Ministry (http://www.cjmstlouis.org/), or St. Anthony’s at de Greeff Hospice House (http://www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/Medical-Services/Hospice/de-Greeff-Hospice-House). Visitation Thursday 4-8 pm.