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2012-12-13 / Obituaries

Johanna Magdalen Rother

February 3, 1929 - December 4, 2012

Johanna Magdalen Rother was born on February 3, 1929 in Paige, Texas to Walter Robert & Louise (Behrend) Rother. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Education. She was a retired Business teacher who taught at Reagan High School in Austin, as well as Bastrop High School and La Grange High School. Ms. Rother liked sewing, gardening and doing anything outside. She especially enjoyed taking care of her cattle and dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Rother Jr. and a sister-in-law, Ruby (Horn) Rother.

She is survived by her two sisters, Louise Rother and Edna Rother both of Paige; two nieces, Barbara Weitzenkorn and her husband, Bill of Lakeway and Rose Murray of Houston, as well as many extended family members, former students and friends.

Ms. Rother passed away the evening of Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

Funeral services were held Friday at St. John Lutheran Church in Paige, with Rev. Michael Warner officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Ron Brown, Darrel Kunkel, Arthur Behrend, Bill Weitzenkorn, Cody Williams and Willard Rother.

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