John Rother Jr.

January 18, 1938 - November 12, 2018

            John Rother Jr., 80 passed away on November 12, 2018. He was born January 18, 1938 in Bay City, Texas to the late John Rother Sr. and Ann Rother.

            He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Palacios and the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree.  He taught in the Palacios Independent School District for 35 years.  He served on the Matagorda County Museum board and the Matagorda County Credit Union board for many years.

            He is survived by two sisters, Mary Ann Gibson (Jim) and Michaeleen Krchnak (Johnny); one brother, Bernard Rother (Madeline); six nephews, Eric Krchnak, Kyle Krchnak,  Dean Rother, Kent Rother, Troy Rother, and Rev. Michael Rother; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

            He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Rother; and sister-in-law, Doris.

            The Mass of Resurrection will be Friday, November 16, 2018 with a rosary being said at 1 p.m. and the funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Palacios, Texas. Officiating is the Rev. Michael Rother, the Rev. Dominic Nguyen, and the Rev. Oscar Kofi-Amo. 

            Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Bay City.

            Pallbearers will be his nephews, Eric and Kyle Krchnak, Dean, Kent and Troy Rother, and Joe Kana.

            A luncheon for family and friends will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Family Center.

            Memorial donations may be made to the St. Anthony of Padua building fund or the charity of your choice.

            Condolences for the family may be left online at

            Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, Texas; 979-543-3681.