Kenneth Daniel “Dan” Rothgeb, 59, of Bedford, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020. He was born in Newport News, VA on August 2, 1961, a son of Marian Crump Rothgeb of Buckingham and the late Joseph Delano Rothgeb. He proudly served his country in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army and was a retired engineer from the Norfolk & Southern Railroad. Dan took pride in his family and enjoyed spending time with his favorite fishing buddies, Easton and Chase. In addition to his mother, Dan is survived by his sons, Jacob Rothgeb and wife, Emilie, Landon Rothgeb and Jessica Shuey; grandchildren, Easton Rothgeb and Chase Rothgeb; brother, J.D. Rothgeb and wife, Pam; sisters, Sherri Bell and husband Jeff, and Terri Nguyen; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Concord Baptist Church FOCUS Center, 6114 Deer Run Road, Farmville, VA with Rev. Rick Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.