Thursday, March 01, 2012

NAPSLO Notes Passing of Ron Rothert, Former Surplus Lines Executive

Ron Rothert, founder of Rothert Insurance, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, passed away on February 26 and services begin this weekend.

The viewing is at Donelson-Fir Lawn Memorial Center  in Hillsboro, Oregon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. 

Recitation of the Rosary Monday, is March 5 at 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Committal 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 6 at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Founded in 1961, Rothert Insurance, Inc. was originally an independent retail agency providing products and services in Portland, Oregon. As the agency grew, Ron began marketing specialty products as a Managing General Agent (MGA). The MGA product line grew to include both Personal and Commercial Lines. Incorporating in 1970, Ron sold his retail book of business in 1977 and went solely into the MGA side of the marketplace, writing business in both Oregon and Washington. Two of Ron's sons came into the business in 1979, and Ron retired in 1985.

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