Richard J. Rothballer / 1924-2006

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2006

By Staff
Richard J. Rothbaler, 81, of Bell Road, Niles, died at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Lakeland Specialty Hospital, in Berrien Center, following a brief illness.
The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Niles, by the Rev. Joseph McCormick, O.S.A., of the parish, and the Rev. William T. Melody, of Notre Dame, Ind. Committal rites will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, in Niles, and will conclude with Full Military Honors By American Legion Post No. 51, in Buchanan.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 8, at Halbritter Funeral Home, in Niles.
Contributions, in the memory of Richard Rothballer, may be made to the Holy Cross House of Notre Dame, Indiana, c/o The Rev. William T. Melody, P.O. Box 1048, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Arrangements were by Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.