Daniel "Dan" J. Rotz

January 21, 1958 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Daniel "Dan" Rotz Obituary

 Daniel “Dan” J. Rotz, 65, of Silvis passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.

 A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be left in care of QC Paws. Funeral attire: casual dress is encouraged. 

 Dan was born on January 21, 1958 in Moline, IL, a son of Robert “Bob” and Anne (Fackeldey) Rotz. He graduated from United Township High School in 1976. Dan went on to marry the love of his life, Patricia “Patty” Virnig, on May 23, 1987. He began his career and worked for Frizzelle and Parsons for nearly 40 years as a machinist before moving on to Williams White and Company, Moline, IL. 

 He was dedicated and passionate about his work, and had a fierce love and loyalty for his family. He loved motorcycles, collecting memorabilia, grilling, and was the favorite for all the family pets. Dan enjoyed long drives with his wife, Patty. He enjoyed watching History and Nature Channel documentaries, and enjoyed learning about everything he could related to history, sci-fi and fantasy. He was an avid movie lover, and you'd never find him on a Saturday night without the latest new release.

 His passions and hobbies included working in his machine shop above his garage and building anything and everything his family needed. He was a believer in luck and good fortune and loved learning about astrology, the stars and planets, and studying the lottery for patterns. He always believed in a brighter future and a better tomorrow and made us all believe in that, too. 

 Those left to cherish Dan’s memory include his wife, Patty Rotz, Silvis, IL; son, Thomas “Tom” Rotz (Roz), LaCrosse, WI; brother, William “Bill” Rotz (Lori), East Moline, IL; and sister, Robin Rotz, Tempe, AZ.

 Dan was preceded in death by his father, Bob Rotz; mother, Anne Rotz; brother, John Rotz; and grandparents, Emily Klauser (Frank), and Leonard Fackeldey (Emma). 

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January 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

1:00 PM
Van Hoe Funeral Home
1500 6th Street
East Moline, IL 61244


St. Mary Cemetery
2301 3rd Street
East Moline, IL 61244


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