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Sonia "Sue" Rotar

November 6, 1938 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 81)


Verona - Sonia S. “Sue” Rotar, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020. She was born on November 6, 1938 in Madison, the daughter of James and Clara (Rufenacht) Scharer. Sue was married in July of 1960 to Stephen Rotar and they made their home in Verona. 

Sue was a beloved teacher who proudly taught physical education in Verona for over 30 years. Into retirement she volunteered, helping kids with reading in the Elementary School. She enjoyed teaching swimming lessons at the Verona Natatorium. Sue was a devoted, lifelong, member of Salem United Church of Christ. She was involved in the woman's guild and in the bell choir at church. Sue enjoyed spending time on her boat in Door County with family and friends. She also was an avid gardener.      

Sue is survived by three children, Scott (Connie), Todd, Christopher; three grandchildren, Hannah, Lara, Sarah and one brother, John Scharer. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.  

Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona. A private family funeral service will be held following the visitation. Burial will take place at Verona City Cemetery.  

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at and or UW Carbone Cancer Center at

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Verona Chapel 

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October 2, 2020

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Verona Chapel

Private Services

Verona City Cemetery

Private Interment

Verona City Cemetery

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