It is great grief that I post this. Our precious 26 year old son, Josh, was killed Friday night. He was riding his motorcycle and a car turned left into his path. There was not enough time for him to avoid it. He died instantly. He leaves behind a wife who is expecting their first child in June. We covet your prayers at this very hard time. For those who wish to know, these are the arrangements:
Arrangements for Josh Rothgaber
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Reception and viewing 12 noon to 3 PM
Service at 3 PM
Gundel Funeral Home
415 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Burial at the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, PA
We would invite you to join us for a buffet dinner. We would appreciate knowing (but it is not necessary) if you plan to join us for the buffet meal following the interment so we can make accurate arrangements. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Many of you know we travel and live in our motorhome (with a mailing address in South Dakota) and so you have asked how to reach us in Pennsylvania. CHAP has graciously allowed us to use the office address as a home mailing base while we are here in Pennsylvania. We will be camping somewhere near the CHAP office. The CHAP office address is:
Doug and Nada Rothgaber
231 N. Chesnut St.
Palmyra, PA 17078
It is hard to express our feelings - our grief is so overwhelming. As I write this we are in our second day of driving back to Pennsylvania. Praise God for email and cell phones! The outpouring of everyone’s love and prayer has just overwhelmed us. We felt we needed to drive home as we plan to stay for quite awhile and we knew Vicky had the support of her loving parents. We have been back and forth on the phone and email with her frequently as she makes the arrangements. It seems God is slowing our journey as we dealt with extreme weather (high winds, sideways rain, and tornado warnings) in the Dallas area yesterday which slowed our travel to 30 MPH for almost 2 hours and today our emotions are just over-flowing as the reality of the situation starts to over-take us. We have had to stop several times as the grief just overcomes us and we need to pray and cry out to God. We have been blessed with a daughter-in-law, who even though she is in distress, is able, with the help of her parents, to know what she wants and to make the arrangements for Josh.
If you are so inclined, CHAP is setting up a Memorial Fund to help with the many needs the family will be facing in the coming days. Cards & Gifts can be sent to:
The Josh Rothgaber Memorial Fund
231 N. Chestnut St.
Palmyra, PA 17078
- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!