Harold Roth, 89, Scottsbluff

Harold Roth, 89, of Scottsbluff, died Sunday, March 03, 2013 at his home. His memorial service will be held at 10am on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ralph Morris officiating. Inurnment will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Harold's name be given in care of the church or to the Aging Office of Western Nebraska Scottsbluff Nutrition Program. Online condolences may be left and memorial candles may be lit at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.

Harold was born November 17, 1923 in Laurel, MT to John and Elizabeth (Ray) Roth. A month later the family relocated to Scottsbluff. He received his education at rural Minatare schools. On November 24, 1946, he married Irene Meisner at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff. Harold farmed all his life at Minatare, Bayard, Scottsbluff and Gering Valley specifically from 1956 – 1988. He and Irene retired in August 1988 and relocated to Scottsbluff.

He served as an Elder for 32 years at St. James Lutheran Church. He and Irene enjoyed Dutch Hop dancing. He also played Santa Clause several years at Gering Valley School. He was particularly fond of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters Susan Green of Scottsbluff and Myrna (Robert) Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ; son Ted (Ronda) Roth of Gering; grandchildren Paul (Julie) Green of Apple Valley, CA, David Green of Scottsbluff, Whitney Roth attending Texas A&M University in Kingsville, TX, and Holley Roth attending the University of Nebraska in Omaha; great grandchildren Katerina and Izaak Green of Apple Valley, CA; sisters-in-law Elsie Walker, Esther Meisner, Ilene Meisner and Janice Meisner; brothers-in-law Herb Meisner and Roger (Julia) Meisner.

His parents, wife Irene, brothers John and Henry Roth, sisters Lydia Roth, Frieda Knaub and Lillian Klein, brothers-in-law Art Walker, Max Meisner, Robert Meisner and Ted Meisner, and sister-in-law Shirley Meisner preceded him in death.

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