In Memory of Arnold Charles Rothans

Feb. 10, 1930 - Aug. 13, 2018

Arnie was born on a farm in Monroe, South Dakota. At age 11 he moved with his family to Pasadena, California, eventually relocating to Hawthorne where he lived for more than 70 years. A proud graduate of Leuzinger HS, he played varsity basketball graduating in 1948.

Arnie was drafted into the US Army in January 1951. He completed his basic training at Camp Roberts, and was then shipped to Okinawa, Japan where he served 18 months during the Korean Conflict.

After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Arnie started working for his brother Clarence and brother-in-law Roy Graber at Southland Blinds in Lawndale. There Arnie met the love of his life, Shelly. The two were married 62 years and had three sons - Steve, Tim and Mike. Arnie is survived by his wife Shelly, sons Steve (Sheryl) and Mike (Lisa), daughter-in-law Carolyn and grandchildren Christina, Amanda, Rachel, Andrew, Catherine, Caroline and predeceased Cory Rose.


If you would like to send a sympathy card:

Shelly Rothans
4633 West 138th Street Hawthorne, CA 90502

Steve & Sheryl Rothans
3509 Oak Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Mike & Lisa Rothans
7637 East Hollow Oak Road Anaheim Hills, CA 92808


In lieu of flowers:

The family has requested that one may make a donation to support Arnold Charles Rothans Memorial Campership Fund.