Arthur David Rotter died Feb. 14. He was 83.
Mr. Rotter was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Oregon City. The family moved to Sellwood in 1933, where he attended St. Agatha School. He attended Central Catholic School for one year before enrolling at Mount Angel Seminary. He served with the Merchant Marines, and then worked as a dairyman and trucker in the Tillamook area. He married Nancy Johnson. He moved to Portland and married Wilma Louise Conklin. He married Jean Curtis Chamberlain in 1979. He worked for the Esco Corp. for seven years and joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1962, first working as a railroad postal clerk. In 1963, he moved to St. Helens, and soon became a clerk-carrier at the St. Helens Office, advancing to superintendent of postal operations. He was awarded the postmaster position in Reedsport, in 1983, retiring in 1989. At that time, he and his wife moved to Yachats and then Jefferson.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and brothers, John, Louis, James and William. He is survived by his wife, Jean; four brothers, Bernard, Peter and Joseph Rotter, Richard Smith; sister, Monica Burghard; six children; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and eight stepchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, preceded by a rosary at 10:15 a.m., at St. Agatha Church. A reception will follow the Mass. Memorial donations can be made to the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, 1010 NW 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210.