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David G. Roth, 84, Tempe, Ariz.


February 16, 2023

David G. Roth, 84

David Roth, 84, of Tempe, Ariz., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Sibley, with Father Siby Punnoose as celebrant. Burial will be in the Gilman Township Cemetery at Ashton.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 16, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Sibley. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m.

David Glen Roth was born on July 5, 1938 in Hartley, the son of Eric and Lena (Bernier) Roth. He grew up in Hartley and later graduated from Hartley High School. David served in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 5, 1958 to June 27, 1961. He was stationed in San Diego, Calif. and served overseas in Okinawa, Japan.

David was united in marriage to Clarice Ann Sterler on April 14, 1962 in Sioux Falls, S.D. To this union four children were born: Brenda, Theresa, Karla and Douglas. The couple farmed near Hartley until 1962 and then moved to Sibley where they owned and operated Pla-Mor Bar and Café from 1971-1985. They then moved to Mesa, Ariz. in 1985 and then to Tempe, Ariz. in 1987. After 35 years of marriage, Clarice passed away of complications of cancer on Oct. 19, 1997.

While living in Arizona David worked as a supervisor at Norplex. David was a member of the American Legion. His hobbies included making rocking horses, woodworking, golfing and fishing, going to the casino gambling, finding treasures at the thrift store, and especially spending time with family and friends, and having afternoon totties.

David is survived by his four children: Brenda Dagel, of Worthington, Minn.; Theresa (Gary) Solsma, of Orange City; Karla (Mark) Knudson, of Sibley; and Douglas Roth, of Orange City; five grandchildren: Jed, Lynnzie, Joshua, Mathew and Cody; 11 great-grandchildren: Ashton, Ethan, Braylon, Addison, Emily, Bennett, Jack, Max, Violet, Jackson and Abby; brother, Tim Roth, of Okoboji; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eric and Lena Roth; his wife, Clarice Roth; brother, Jerry Roth; sister-in-law, Lois Roth; grandson, Jesse Dagel; and great-grandson, Payton Solsma.


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