HAROLD MELROY ROTH,
74, of Cass City, died following a brief illness Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Covenant Healthcare Harrison Campus, Saginaw. He was born April 24, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI to Joseph and Lorraine (Wehr) Roth. He married Ilse Straub on April 29, 1965 in Heidelberg, Germany.
Harold served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a truckmaster. He hauled water while stationed in Germany. Harold and Ilse enjoyed visiting family that lived in Michigan and later moved here permanently. Harold worked for UPS in Saginaw and was promoted to manager in 1979 before relocating to Cass City. He became self-employed as the owner of the Deford Country Store until 1994. Harold was fond of deer hunting, cutting wood and fishing the Cass River. He was one of the first official local game measurers for Commemorative Bucks of Michigan in the Thumb Area. Harold supported local sports teams and enjoyed many day trips to casinos. He loved his grandchildren and the time spent with them.
Harold is survived by his wife Ilse; sons: Dieter (Melissa Miron) Roth of Cass City; Jurgen (Kris) Roth of Cass City; grandchildren: Kelton Roth, Zachary McCreedy, Matthew Roth, Paige Roth; sister, Pearl Sanders of Milwaukee, WI; brother, Earl (Donna) Roth of Milwaukee, WI. Harold is preceded in death by his sisters: Joann Lanaghan, Nancy Wartman; brother, Joseph Roth, Jr.
Graveside service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 in Elkland Township Cemetery with Sam Leppert, Funeral Service Celebrant officiating. Military honors conducted by Cass City V.F.W. Post #3644 and the U.S. Army. Memorials may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195