John E Rothman, age 75, died on August 1, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg. He was surrounded by a very special niece and her family who cared for John since 2010 24/7. John was born in Madison on August 13, 1938 to Edward and Florence Rothman of Monona. He was a graduate of Edgewood High School, attended St Norbert's College and graduated from Mortuary School in Milwaukee. John was a funeral director in Milwaukee for over 30 years. He is survived by brother James A Rothman (Carol) of Deerfield, WI and sister Jane E Rothman (Steve Insalaco) of New York City. He is further survived by other family and friends.

John will be remembered for his sense of humor, outgoing personality and his ability to tell a joke to anyone. A visitation will be held at 10 AM on August 8, 2014 at St Bernard's Catholic Church, 2450 Atwood Ave. Madison with Father Michael Radowicz officiating. Funeral and Mass will be held at 11 AM after the visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave, Madison, at 11:00AM on Friday, August 8, 2014, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the Mass on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the Rothman family would appreciate donations be made to Agrace Hospice Care or St Bernard's Church in John's name. A special thank you to staff at Kindred Hearts, Faith Living Center, UW Hospital and Agrace Hospice Care for their care and compassion for John. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com