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ARLEN ROTH

 

   

Longmont Times-Call
Publish date: 5/28/200
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Dec. 22, 1915 May 27, 2009

Milton W.ROTH , 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 1945.

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 enjoyed bowling.

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 other relatives.

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 condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com