William P. Roth, Annandale

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William P. Roth, 84, of Annandale, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home on Lake John. Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale, with Fr. Steven Hoffman officiating. Interment was at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was at St. Ignatius Catholic Church from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. There was a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Memorials are preferred to the Sisters of the Holy Cross. William P. Roth was born March 4, 1929, in Newton, Iowa, to Emil and Anna (Manke) Roth. Bill was a self-made man who loved his family. At an early age, he left home to work on area farms; later he worked at a cheese factory and then sold, delivered and installed appliances, including DeLaval milking machines. He married Jeanne McManimon on July 18, 1949, in Rushford, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2012. From 1957 to 2007, Bill owned and operated Roth Insurance Agency, in Annandale. Bill was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Annandale Chamber of Commerce, was a charter member and past president of the Annandale Lions Club and was a member and past president of the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers. He enjoyed golf, baseball, gardening, traveling, joke telling, and especially time spent with his family. Bill is survived by his five children: Kathy and Mike Jasper, of Grand Rapids; Greg and Audrey Roth, of Annandale; Suzanne and Pat McArdle, of Forest Lake; Gretchen and John Kittok, of Annandale; Jennifer Roth, of Annandale; 19 grandchildren: Molly Jasper (Aran Dahl); Matt (Katie) Jasper; Anna Roth; Heather (Tim) Jurek; Tami (Chris) Denny; Zach Roth; David, Danny and Meghan Roth; Katie and Michael McArdle; Bridget (Bill) Guck; Brennan, Peter and Anne Kittok; Meghan, Molly, Hannah and Ryan Ashwill; four great-grandchildren: Jasper Dahl, Allyson, Brady and William Jurek; and sisters: Sr. Frieda Roth, of the Sisters of the Holy Cross; Margaret Tewari, of Des Plaines, Ill.; Rosie Topoluk, of Minneapolis; and Katherine Hoaglund, of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne; son, David; and brothers, Hannes and Emil. The urn bearer was Greg Roth and the music for the service was provided by the St. Ignatius Music Ministry. Obituary, Guestbook and Video Tribute are online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

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