John J. Kotzmacher 70, Rochester

John J. Kotzmacher 70, Rochester, Indiana, and formerly of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away at 10:55 P.M. Saturday March 28, 2020 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

He was born on December 11, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Frank and Viola (Gerlach) Kotzmacher.

Mr. Kotzmacher had worked for the South Bend Tribune in distribution for many years.

Survivors include his sister, Shirley and husband Ron Garling, McCormick, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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