October 25, 2017


A Mass of Christian Burial for Jim Roth, 67, of Milford, Iowa, was held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford.

James Francis Roth, son of Linus and Mardella (Meister) Roth, was born Feb. 24, 1950, in Carroll, Iowa. He attended Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, and several years later, he moved to the Lakes area.

On July 9, 1988, Jim was married to Renae Rice in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Jim was an over-the-road semi driver his entire life. He also enjoyed camping, tractor rides, joke-telling, fishing, casinos, dancing to polka music and spending time with friends.

He was a member of the Northwest Iowa 2-Cylinder Club and the Bull Haulers Association.

Jim passed away at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Christina Roth and her special friend, Dustin Myers of Everly, Iowa; son, Michael Roth and his wife, Kristin, of Milford, Iowa; stepson, Rodney Whitecotton and his special friend, Chris Baschke of Milford; grandsons, Colson Hanna and Alex Whitecotton; granddaughter, Shelby Whitecotton; sisters, Bonnie Heim, Beverly Brown and Lee Brown; several nieces, a nephew, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Linus and Mardella; wife, Renae Roth; son Frank Roth; special friend Bonnie Beyerink; niece Amy Brown; and several other family members.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home (www.turnerfuneralhomes.com) in Milford was in charge of arrangements.