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Clarence Rotering (Papermaker) - Class of 1999 VIEW PROFILE

Clarence Rotering (Papermaker)


Clarence G. Rotering

February 22, 1936 - June 1, 2011 

MISSOULA - During the beekeeping years of his life,

Clarence G. Rotering believed and received Jesus' offer of forgiveness of sins and life eternal.

On June 1, 2011, he went to his eternal reward in heaven.  

Clarence died at the age of 75 after suffering a stroke May 30 in Helena.


Clarence was born in Rhame, North Dakota, the eldest child of Hilma Olida (Tollefsrud) Rotering and George Henry Rotering.  He grew and worked on the farm and went to school in Adelaide, Miles City and Missoula.  He graduated from Great Falls Central High School and then served as a United States Marine, training and working in motor transport.

After his honorable discharge, Clarence worked as a beekeeper in Arlee, an equipment operator at the sugar beet factory in DeSmet, and as a papermaker at the pulp mill in Frenchtown, from which he retired after 31 years of faithful service. Clarence was an avid reader, a competitive shooter and an informed citizen, not to mention a precious and true friend. Semper Fi.

Surviving him are his brothers, Dennis (Virginia) Rotering of Hamilton and Ervin Rotering of Helena; his sister, Florence (Doug) Armstrong-Vaughn of Reno, N.V.; his wife of 32 years, Diane Rotering; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, greats and great-greats.

Scott Koljanen will perform "Peace Like a River," a musical tribute to Mr. Rotering at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Calvary Community Church, 2023 S. Higgins Ave.  Light refreshments will be served.

According to Mr. Rotering's wishes, interment has taken place. A memorial service in his honor will be held at noon Saturday, June 18, at the Arlee Alliance Church followed by a potluck meal.

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