Devoted husband, father, business man and friend, Lou Rothhaas passed away peacefully Tuesday 2/9/21 after a long illness. Loving husband of the late Suzanne Rothhaas (nee Ziegler). Devoted father of Rick Rothhaas (Monica) and Rob Rothhaas (Ginger). Devoted grandfather of Cameron, Molly, Chase and Lauren. Loving brother of Shirley Hayes (Mike), niece Lori Howerton (Rob) and nephew, the late Jeff Hayes.
From a young age, Lous numerous talents showed through. His first love was baseball, and he had a very successful high school pitching career with Western Hills High School and Bentley Post where his team won the State American Legion title in 1954. He also was an accomplished trumpet player and played for the West Hi Band and Orchestra. His life-long dream of pitching professionally was cut short when he joined the army in 1956. However, because of his trumpet playing ability, he spent his time in the Army band stationed in Washington DC and Fort Knox, KY.
In 1961, he married the love of his life, Suzanne Ziegler. He affectionately called her Rosie as he thought she looked like Rosemary Clooney. They had a wonderful 43 year marriage and demonstrated every day what marriage should look like. Their devotion, love, and respect to each other was genuine and their house was always a place filled with love.
Lou was the fourth generation at the family butcher shop Louis Meats. From a small store, he grew it to become a very successful and unique business. Customers would drive from 100s of miles away to shop. Uncle Lou as he was called by his customers was deeply intrenched in the African American Community. If you shopped at the store, you knew when you walked in you would be treated like family.
He was a very active 30 year member of Western Hills Country Club and his devotion to golf became his passion after slowing down in business. Lou was a member of Westwood United Methodist Church and volunteered at My Neighbors Place food pantry.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday 2/20/2021 at 2:00 pm with a gathering of friends starting at 1:00 pm at Spring Grove Funeral Home. Live streaming will be available at www.springgrove.org. Covid -19 protocols will be followed. Donations may be made to the Evans Scholars Foundation: 2501 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026 or www.wgasf.org
|Memorial Visitation||Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223||February 20, 2021||1:00pm||Directions|
|Memorial Service||Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223||February 20, 2021||2:00 pm||Live Stream Link||Directions|