Wayne Edward Roth was born Nov. 9, 1933, on a farm near Milford, to William and Emma Roth, the sixth of seven children. Wayne passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday July 29, 2022, at the age of 88.
In his youth, Wayne accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at East Fairview Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member. On Oct. 20, 1961, he was united in marriage to Aloha Roth. To this union was born five children, Doug, Steve, Brad, infant daughter and Jeff.
Wayne provided for his family by farming, milking cows and doing custom baling. He spent many years helping his brother, Les, in moving houses. He found joy in lending a hand to anyone that had a need. Wayne was a quiet man that possessed a lot of wisdom, he had a big heart and quick wit that would always produce a smile. A lot of time was spent around the table with family and friends playing Rook, Dominos or the card game, Baseball.
In his retirement, Wayne spent time in his workshop creating barns, cupboards, fences, trucks and many other items. These gifts, that are cherished memories, were given to children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many other friends. He loved driving out to the farm to check and make sure things were running smoothly, helping out wherever he could. Countless hours were spent at the kitchen table solving Sudoku and word search puzzles.
Wayne is survived by his children and spouses, Doug, Milford, Steve and Annete, York, Brad and Roxie, and Jeff and Jamie, Milford; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Robert) Jeppesen, Emily (Cayden) Riley, Julie (Daniel) Coffey, Makayla (Aaron) Zach, Trevor Roth, Tori Roth (fiancé Clay Nickels), Parker Roth, Keylie Roth, Taylon Roth, Carter Roth, Eeagan Roth, and honorary granddaughter Tiffany Bernasek (fiancé John White); 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lauralee (Nyle) Kaufmann, Iowa City, Iowa; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lori (Earl) McCullough, Milford, many nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Aloha, on July 17, 2022; infant daughter in 1971; parents in law, Jake and Esther Roth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rollin and Doris Roth, George and Jean Roth, Harold and Bonnie Jean Roth and Leslie Roth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leona and Daniel Miller, Irva and Daniel Ropp; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Eleanor Roth; sister-in-law, Fredetta Roth; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Arvilla and Wilton Schweitzer, Donna and Willis Roth.
The funeral service was Aug. 2 at East Fairview Mennonite Church. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.lauberfh.com.