Obit: Roth, Norman E. #2 (1917 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Roth, Roberts, Gingras Newman, Lundstrom

----Source: Loyal TRG 08 October 2008

Roth, Norman E. #2 (1917 - 4 OCT 2008)

Norman E. Roth, 91, Loyal, entered the fullness of eternal life on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal. The Very Rev. Woodrow Pace officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Joseph Roth, Jessica Roth, Matthew Newman, Michael Newman, Justin Lundstrom and Angela Alvarez.

Norman E. Roth was born in 1917, in Cadott, to Edward and Louise (Roberts) Roth. He graduated from Cadott High School in 1935, and then attended Chippewa Falls Vocational School to study welding and machining, while also helping his parents on their farm. He also took UW college prep courses and UW Extension courses. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and attended the Engineering and Technical school at Chanute Field, Ill. He was deployed to Syria with the 9th Air Force B24 Squadron. In 1945, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 1946, he was united in marriage to Violet Gingras, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Cadott. He and his family moved to Loyal in 1952, where he dairy farmed until 1956. He then began raising turkeys, while also starting Roth Mfg. Co. on his farm. In 1960, he moved the farm-equipment manufacturing business to Loyal. Three sons—Daniel, Thomas and Anthony—now run the business.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and its parish council, was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Loyal American Legion Post #175, a founding member of the Loyal Community Park Board, and was an active member in the former Loyal Rotary Club. He also had served as secretary of the Loyal Chamber of Commerce, which named him Citizen of the Year in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Violet, Loyal; three daughters, Mary Jo Roth, Plymouth, Minn., Ann (William) Newman, Deerfield, Ill., and Kathleen (James) Lundstrom, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; five sons, Daniel Roth, Loyal, Mark (Lucille) Roth, Marshfield, Joseph (Jean) Roth, Seattle, Wash., Thomas (Christine) Roth, Loyal, and Anthony (Joy) Roth, Neillsville; 13 grandchildren; one brother, John (Pat) Roth, Cadott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three sisters, Florence Roth, Doris Roth and Edna Woodward; and one brother, Leonard Roth.

The way Norman conducted his life demonstrated he had been gifted with the fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially joy, patience and kindness. He was a man of hope and principle who truly walked his talk.

His family asks that memorials be given to St. Anthony’s Catholic School.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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