Obituary: Lloyd RothLloyd Junior Roth died on Monday, January 28, 2013, at the age of 95 years and 6 months, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Lloyd Junior Roth died on Monday, January 28, 2013, at the age of 95 years and 6 months, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Lloyd was born on July 4, 1917 in Ocheyedan, IA to Walter and Lila (McGranhan) Roth. The family lived on a farm and he attended school there. When he was 8 years old they moved to a farm by Reading, MN, where he attended school and worked for different farming operations.
Lloyd married Ruth White on November 10, 1935 in Sibley, IA. During that time he worked for Bootes and Worthmore Creamery in Worthington.
While raising his family he drove truck for 45 years, driving 10 years for Rowieder Company, 10 years for Hess Motor Express, 5 years for Gordon and Daniels Trucking, and the last 20 years for Montgomery Ward. During that time he won an accident free driving award. He retired in 1980. His sons followed in his footsteps and were truck drivers also.
Lloyd was drafted into the United States Army in 1945 during World War II.
He was a member of the Worthington Christian Church. Lloyd loved gardening, working around the yard and spending many winters in Florida with his family after his retirement.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 77 years, Ruth of Worthington, MN; sons, David (Letha) Roth of Coon Rapids, MN, Donald (Darlene) Roth of Rosco, IL, Douglas (Patricia) Roth of Worthington, MN, Dennis (Debra) Roth of Worthington, MN and Darwin (Linda) Roth of Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Darlene (Gary) Oberloh of Worthington, MN and Diane Roth of Burnsville, MN; 21 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one grandson and four great grandsons.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Doug White officiating. Casket bearers will be Branden Roth, Peter Roth, Donald L. Roth, Todd Roth, Mike Roth, Allan Roth, Scott Oberloh and Jeff Oberloh. Burial will be held in the Worthington Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.