Mildred E. Rotkiske

April 2, 1924 - May 1, 2020
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Mildred E. (Pauley) Rotkiske, 96 years young, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020 at Mifflin Center, Shillington, where she was a guest since 2017. Her journey began April 2, 1924. She was born to the late James E.  and Dorothy M. (Janda) Pauley in Reading. She was the first of 8 children. She was the loving wife of the late Frank J. Rotkiske who passed in 1968. She was widowed at a relatively early age and devoted herself to raising her youngest children still at home. Mildred was a member of the Hope and Grace Mission. She enjoyed watching the Hallmark Christmas movies and loved spending time with her family. She joins her youngest sons, Mark and Timothy, granddaughter Heather, brothers Elwood and Richard, sisters June, Dorothy and Carol, son-in-law Craig and great great grandson Jayce. She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughters – Carol widow of Craig Zuber, Mohrsville, Deborah Campbell, Texas, sons – Frank Rotkiske, Jr. wife of Marie, Wyomissing, Elwood Rotkiske husband of Pat, Reading, Daniel Rotkiske, Sr., husband of Jane , West Lawn, Donald Rotkiske, Sr. husband pf Anna, Mohnton, 13 Grandchildren – Wendy Landis, Tina Bixler, Robert Rice, Jr., Bonnie Lou Trego, Daniel Rice, Melissa Intelisano, Daniel Jr., Donald Jr., Michael, Ashley Walter, Mark, Jr., Mandy Shultz and Kristy Rotkiske. 30 great grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and sisters – Diane Wrentzel and Jeannie Wann as well as many nieces and nephews.

Our mothers depart, but never their love

And never the lessons they taught us.

Whatever goodness dwells in us,

All righteous deed achieved,

All the best that we can be,

Are legacies you leave.

Here, pledged from deep within our souls,

Beloved mother of ours,

Your children’s vow of love untold.

Immortal for all time

Know that now and evermore

Our hearts all beat as one…

Accept our lasting gratitude

For all that you have done.

We pray to GOD daily

And with these words we say;

“Thank you for our mother’s love

And every golden day…

That we were honored, humbled, blessed

To call her and no other

Beloved, precious, loving and best

Our wonderful treasured MOTHER”

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM in Pleasant View Cemetery, 650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring. Rev. Elmer B. Reinhold, Jr., will officiate. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Rotkiske family.

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Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Pleasant View Cemetery


650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PE, 19608

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Graveside Service – Reverend Elmer B. Reinhold, Jr. will officiate

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Pleasant View Cemetery


650 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PE, 19608

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Born: April 2, 1924
Died: May 1, 2020

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Danny and Jane posted on 5/5/20

Mom we love you and miss you so much. On Angels Wings you were taken away but in our hearts you will always stay. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane we would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.Your always in our hearts until we meet again. Love you Danny and Jane


Debbie Campbell posted on 5/4/20

Mom You were always there for me with your unconditional love! You were the best mom ever.I could talk to you about everything,you were not only my mom but my best friend.Mom you taught me so many things and for that I will be always grateful.The only thing you didn't teach me was how to live without you.I will hold you forever in my heart until I see you again.I love you so very much Mom. Love your daughter Debbie


Carol A Zuber posted on 5/4/20

All my life, Mom you have been my rock, my inspiration. The thought of every day without your voice saying "I Love You" is more then i can bear. I will miss you and love you till we are together once again. Your Daughter Carol "I Love you MOM"