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James Arthur Rotschafer

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James Arthur Rotschafer, age 79, of Worthington died at his home on Friday, May 2, 2014. James was born on March 23, 1935 in Sibley, Iowa to Emmaline (Van Loh) and John Rotschafer. After his father passed away in 1950, he moved with his mother and brothers to Worthington, MN. Upon graduation from Worthington High School, James entered the field of law enforcement working for both the Nobles County Sheriffs Department and Worthington Police Department for the next 57 years. He married Dorothy Elaine Nomansen on February 15, 1958. While working part time for the Police Department in the 1960s and 1970s he also drove the Nobles County Library Bookmobile.

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James is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Worthington, two children: Kevin Rotschafer, Cannon Falls, MN and Karen Sage, Austin, TX, and four grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Leola, brother Frederick, and brother Merlyn.

Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday, May 6 at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, May 7 at Grace Community Church in Worthington.

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