Obit: Roth, John
(1859 - 1942)
Surnames: Roth, Burke, Beilfuss, Nealis
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/10/1942
Roth, John (16 SEP 1859 - 4 DEC 1942)
John Roth, who came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1882, passed away at the hospital at Marshfield, at 8:20 a.m., Friday, Dec. 4th, 1942. He had reached the ripe old age of 83 years, 2 months and 18 days. Mr. Roth underwent a major operation several weeks ago but was unable to withstand the shock. He had always been in good health up to this time. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis (blood clot).
John Roth was born in New York City on Sept. 16, 1859. On Dec. 26, 1880, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Burke at Kingston, Wis. he came to Withee (Clark Co.) with his wife and resided there until coming to Thorp in 1882. Mr. Roth worked on the railroad for many years as section foreman. He held sections in Stanley and Chippewa Falls for a time, but returned to Thorp after retirement to spend his remaining days. Mrs. Roth died in December 1924.
He was of a quiet disposition, cheerful and hopeful to the last. He was a true friend and neighbor. Though he is gone his record has been made and will remain with us as a lasting treasure. His life was gentle but like the still waters, it was deep. In his heart he carried those he loved and his hand was never weary, his step never failed in caring for those who were in any way dependent upon him.
Surviving relatives are two sons, Jay of International Falls, Minn., and Bernard (address unknown); two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Louise) Beilfuss, Withee, Wis., and Mrs. Mark (Pearl) Nealis of Chicago, and two brothers, Wm. Roth of Eau Claire and Albert of Mantorville, Minn.
The funeral services were held at nine o’clock Monday morning, Dec. 7th, at St. Bernard’s Church, Rev. A.M. Muckerheide officiating. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were: Frank Broeren, John G. Bogumill, Wilfred Vanderhyden, John S. Bogumill, John Hickman and Robert Benzschawel.
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