LAKE CITY - Ruth Rotert, 83, died Wednesday, July 26, 2012 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake City. Celebrant will be Father Lynn Bruch. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 4:30 at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.
Ruth Louise Rotert was born on March 28, 1930 in Rogersville, TN to Asa and Nancy (Vaughan) Pearson. On September 1, 1947 she was united in marriage to John Rotert at Auburn, IA. Together, Ruth and John were foster parents to 129 children over 29 years.
Ruth is survived by her husband, John of Lake City; children, Patricia (Larry) Kotz of Michigan, Michael of Lake City, Connie (John) Niedowicz of Lohrville, and John of Texas; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Asa (Cora) Pearson of Washington, T.J. (Audene) Pearson of Oklahoma, Alice Lindquist of Ida Grove, and Nancy (Vince) Lensing of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy Rotert; and sister, Mary Pearson.