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The Fence Post obituary: Janet Sue Rothe

Janet Sue Rothe, 75

Feb. 14, 1943 – Dec. 23, 2018

Greeley, Colo.

Janet Sue Rothe, 75 of Greeley, Colo., passed away at Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley on Dec. 23, 2018, after a long and courageous battle related to heart problems. Janet was born Feb. 14, 1943, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Dale and Madeline (Miller) Maupin.

Janet grew up in St. Joseph, had a short stay in New Mexico, and then moved to Amarillo where she graduated from Tascosa High School. She went on to graduate from Texas Tech in 1965 where she majored in home economics. Her degree led her to Colorado where she became the Douglas County home extension agent and met Alvie.

Janet married Alvie Rothe on April 1, 1967, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley. Alvie and Janet lived in Greeley where she worked in retail at Joslins/Dillards. In 1968, their first son, Tracy Rothe, was born and then Joel Rothe in 1973.

Janet was a loving, caring and giving Christian woman. She led by example and lived her life as a role model for her church family as well as many in the community. Her love for Jesus was a beacon and abundantly visible each and every day of her life. A truer friend could not be found. Although she will be missed tremendously, we rejoice that she is no longer in pain and discomfort.

Janet is survived by her husband Alvie, Greeley; sons Tracy (Marci) and Joel (Hope), Longmont; sisters Trudy Maupin and Julie (Phil) Huffman, Amarillo; sister-in-law Connie (Rothe) VanHorn, Fort Collins; “family adopted brother” David (Linda) Drollinger, Mo. She also has four grandchildren, Brody, Cooper, Payton and Braylon Rothe.

A Celebration of Life was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley on Jan. 4, 2018, followed by a luncheon downstairs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School Scholarship Fund or Colorado Holstein Scholarship Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St. Greeley, CO 80631. Please visit to send condolences.