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Dean Ross Rothacher

March 18, 1939 — September 26, 2022


Dean Ross Rothacher, of Vilonia, Arkansas, formerly of Titusville, Florida, went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2022, in his home surrounded by family at the age of 83.

Dean is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Rothacher of Vilonia; daughter, Keeley Rothacher of Lakeland, Georgia; son, Matthew Rothacher of Vilonia; daughter, Megan Rothacher of Cabot; daughter-in-law, Julie Rothacher of Vilonia; granddaughters, Kaelyn Rothacher, Maggie Rothacher, Izzie Rothacher, Ellie Rothacher; grandsons, Jordan Villegas, Adam Villegas, Jamin Rothacher, and C. Rothacher, seven great-grandchildren, as well as a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Rothacher and sister, Carol Stinchcomb.

Dean was born on March 18, 1939, in East Canton, Ohio to Roy and Margaret Rothacher. He was a Christ-follower and a member of the Summit Church in Vilonia. Dean served as elder at The Valley Church in Vilonia, and also at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Titusville, Florida. He was a veteran in the United States Air Force. He worked as an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center until his retirement in 2008.

He enjoyed fishing, bird watching and loving his children and grandchildren.

The family will host a memorial service at 6:30 pm, Friday, September 30, 2022 at the Summit Church in Vilonia. Flowers should be delivered to the church. For information about delivery, contact Matthew Rothacher at 501-472-7002.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home, 1134 Main Street, Vilonia, Arkansas 72173. Sign his online guestbook at

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