Patricia H. Rotz

  • Born: August 17, 1939
  • Died: April 9, 2021
  • Location: Lombard, Illinois

West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services

39 N. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Tel. (630) 852-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Patricia H. Rotz (nee Harris), age 81, of Lombard, Illinois, formerly of Clarendon Hills and Woodridge, passed away on April 9, 2021. She was a person of great courage and strong faith during her three-year battle against cancer.

She is survived by her devoted husband, William Rotz, their children Michael (Janet) Rotz and Elizabeth (Michael) Krotiak, and cherished granddaughters Dana, Katherine and Emma Rotz.  Dear sister-in-law of Lewis (Barbara) Rotz and the late Richard (Debra) Rotz.  Fond cousin of Frank Brinkerhoff.

Patricia graduated from Salem High School (IL) and received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Illinois.  She worked as an extension advisor with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, taught various home economic classes at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL from 1972 to 1994, and later led State of Illinois food service sanitation certification classes.

Patricia was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Westmont for 48 years and of the First United Methodist Church of Woodridge since 2017. She volunteered at the Clothes Closet of the Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry for many years, enjoying friendships with other volunteers and supporting neighbors in need.  She loved to read the print edition of the daily newspaper and enjoyed a book club with other retired teachers.

Visitation Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. followed immediately by a chapel funeral service at West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 39 N. Cass Avenue, Westmont. Private interment at Clarendon Hills Cemetery. Info 630-852-8000 or

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Downers Grove Area FISH Food Pantry 4340 Prince St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bill and Family, we extend our sympathy and prayers for your comfort at this time of loss. She and Bill were integral at TWS and we've missed their companionship since retiring, but hoped to resume at Beacon Hill. Condolences.

Posted by Marion and Mary Kay Reis    April 15, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences on Pat's passing, to Bill, Mike, Beth and your families. Pat was a wonderful part of our lives growing up. We were telling Black Hawk Ridge stories during a recent visit to Madison. The fun memories are still vivid! We wish you peace and hope you find comfort in your own memories.

Posted by Jeff Bunge - Fort Worth, TX - Family Friend   April 12, 2021

You were a good friend for many years. We will miss you. Love, Joanne & Charlie

Posted by Joanne Bunge - Madison, WI - Friend   April 12, 2021

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Tuscany 2011
Pat & Bill, Prague 2009
Pat & Bill, Prague 2009