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Todd M. Rotz
Todd M. Rotz, 56, of Prairie Du Rocher, IL, passed on March 18, 2020, peacefully at his home. He was born in Niantic, IL to Delores and Harry Rotz.
He is beloved and survived by his wife; Christine Latinette, his daughter; Micha Rotz, his parents, sister; Jodi Rotz Trusner (Dennis Fernet), and brother; Scott Rotz (DeeDee Luttrell), dog; Thunder Marie Rotzinette.
Todd was a man of many talents and interests. He loved being an athlete and was an avid sportsman with a passion for football, as well as a singer, songwriter, motorcycle and horse racing enthusiast and ventriloquist. Beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend to many, and hooman to many animals.
In lieu of flowers or donations, his family requests acts of kindness on his behalf.
Private memorial service will be held at a later date.
I remember Todd from his days as a student in Niantic, Illinois. He and his brother Scott and sister Jodi were good students and all were very popular with their classmates. His father and I later played golf together.
Coach Mike Beube Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM
I went to school with Todd and only knew him through school. We graduated in the same class 1982 Niantic Harristown. Todd and I didnt interact with each other much but I do remember he was a star athlete and everyone knew him as that. He played football,basketball and track and usually beat many records.
I read that he was a singer songwriter and it really surprised me as he didnt show that interest while in school but he did sing Bungle in the Jungle very loud in the hallway one time lol! When it came to Todd, what you saw was what you got. No masks or fake going on there!
After graduation, he disappeared, didnt hear anything from or about him. I guess he had all he wanted of Niantic.
Sorry to find out he had passed so early in life. So sorry for the loss to his friends and family. Blessings to you all.
Dana Gruen (Sarver)
Dana (classmate of 82) Mar 22 2020 12:00 AM
My husband, Randy Niles, coached Todd, and I remember what a great athlete he was. He won second at State for the 200 and fifth in the 100. He was also very good at football and basketball all. He thoroughly enjoyed Todd as an athlete and person. Prayers to the family.
Debbie Niles Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Todds passing! I have many memories of Todd with the most vivid being his passion for anything he did! I am not surprised by the multitude of things he accomplished in his adult life! Your family is in our prayers!
Randy Niles Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM
Dee and Harry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Phyllis Smith Ervin Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to my friend Jodi and her family. May God Hold you in his hands and protect you for eternity.
Rich Butler Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM
What a beautiful tribute. I just want to pass on my condolences and tell you how deeply saddened I am. It's been difficult watching you all go through this and not being able to help but you all were amazing! I had no idea he was also a singer songwriter! His talents just didn't cease. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you continue to mourn your very special man.
Terri Beaubien Mar 19 2020 12:00 AM