Gale Roth, age 87, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 9:30-11:00 A.M., 1-1/2 hours prior the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org).
Gale Jasper Roth was born on February 1, 1930, in Plato, Minnesota. He was the son of Harry and Hilda (Klancke) Roth. Gale was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato, Minnesota. He received his education in Glencoe, Minnesota, graduating with the Class of 1948 from Steven’s Seminary and furthered his education by attending St. Cloud Teacher’s College. Gale entered active military service in the United States Army on August 31, 1951, and served his country during the Korean Conflict until receiving an Honorable Discharge on June 2, 1953.
On February 11, 1951, Gale was united in marriage to DeVelda Sandau by Rev. Merton McKendry at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Daniel, Christine and Kathryn. Gale and DeVelda shared 53 years of marriage until DeVelda passed away on November 23, 2004.
Gale worked at Security State Bank in Glencoe for over 20 years before becoming the business manager for the Glencoe School District. He was a faithful member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe serving in many ways and also a member of the Glencoe VFW Post #5102. Gale gave of his time and talents to numerous organizations throughout the community he loved.
Gale enjoyed golfing, reading, taking a daily walk, music and playing baseball. He also loved to travel with his wife, which took them to 49 states in the United States. Gale treasured the time spent with his family and friends.
Gale passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at his home in Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 29 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Gale is survived by his:
Children, Dan Roth and his wife, Jaci, of Mora, MN,
Chris Boesche and her husband, Mark, of Glencoe, MN,
Kate Roth and her husband, Mark Fischer of Bloomington, MN;
Grandchildren: Josh Boesche and his wife, Missy, Tricia Templonuevo and her husband, Raul, Mike Boesche, Andy
Boesche and his wife, Ashley, Noah Roth and his wife, Jodi, Carly Miller and her husband, Brian;
Great Grandchildren, Josslyn, Hudson, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Austin, Mason, Jack, Maddy, Maxx;
Brother-In-Law & Sister-In-Law, Wayne Sandau of Brunswick, ME,
Carol Sandau of Fridley, MN;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gale was preceded in death by his Parents, Harry and Hilda Roth; Wife, DeVelda Roth; Siblings, Hazel Thomas and her husband, Leo, Doris Litzau and her husband, Flint, Vivian Mielke and her husband, Wally, Dale Roth; Brother-In-Law & Sister-In-Law, Roger Sandau, Sue Sandau.
Memorial are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).
Lori Tabbert says
rest in peace Gale. you were the best neighbor we could have ever had. we will always miss sitting and visiting and the stories you told!!!!!
Kathy Ortloff (Mackenthun) says
To the family of Gale Roth: I am very sorry for your loss, Gale was one of the most kindest, honorable gentleman I have ever known. He was always so kind to me when my folks and they got together for their card gatherings. Up until his second move at Grand Meadows, he would always greet me in the hallway or anywhere else I would see him.