Publish date: 5/28/2009
Dec. 22, 1915 — May 27, 2009
, 93, of Longmont died May 27, 2009, at Longmont United Hospital.
He was born to William R. Roth and
Hermine (Koepke) Roth on December 22, 1915, in Norfolk, Nebraska.
He completed high school in Alma,
Kansas, in 1935 and started in the construction trade under his
uncle, Walter L. Roth, in Columbus, Nebraska.
Milton was drafted into the Army in
July 1941. He was in the combat engineers with the 9th Armored
Division and action in the European Theater, including Germany and
the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in October
He married Christina W. Huble on May
24, 1943, in Chambers, Nebraska.
After the war, Milton returned to
Columbus and to the construction trade. He left Columbus in 1948 and
went to Grand Island, Nebraska, and worked with general contractor,
John Clausen & Sons.
In May of 1955, he moved to Longmont
with his family. He worked on and supervised several projects for
Olson and Weaver Construction Co. in Littleton, Boulder, Ft. Collins
and on the Titan Missile sites east of Denver. Later, Milton was the
custodian for Messiah Lutheran Church from 1966-1986 and then for
the Elks Club from 1986-1998.
Mr. Roth was a member of Messiah
Lutheran Church, the American Legion and Carpenters Union. He
He was preceded in death by his
parents, his wife Christina, a sister Elnora and two brothers,
William and Gene.
Survivors include two sons,
Arlen L. Roth of Denver and Ray G. Roth
(Janet) of Potomac Falls, Virginia; three sisters, Clara I. Harley
of Chamber, Nebraska, Virginia M. Hoerle of Girard, Kansas and
LaVaughan Fenster (Dwayne) of York Nebraska; two brothers, Kenneth
L. Roth of Longmont and Rev. Delbert Roth (Viola) of Hickory, North
Carolina; one grandson, David and several nieces and nephews and
Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May
29, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with family present to greet friends.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Messiah
Lutheran Church with Rev. Kent Schnegelberger officiating. Interment
Foothills Gardens of Memory. Memorial contributions may be made to
Messiah Lutheran Church and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share