Marvin D. Roth

Marvin D. Roth was given life by his creator and was born July 8, 1934, in Batesland, SD. He is the oldest child of Levi and Edna Roth. June 8, 1958 Marvin publically confessed his faith, was confirmed and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Marv entered Army active-duty March 19, 1954. After serving in Korea and completing his service in the Army Reserve he was honorably discharged February 28, 1962. 

On November 4, 1956, he married his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Marlys Suhr. Marv was blessed with the gift of three children: Adele (Kenny) Shepardson, Jill (Randy) Langemeier and Troy (Jackie) Roth. He was also blessed with 9 grandchildren: Kevin Shepardson, Chad Shepardson, Travis (Kayla) Shepardson, Shelly (Shawn) Eisenreich, Stacy (John) Girard, Scott (Mani) Langemeier, Mitch (April) Roth, Eric (Sharla) Roth, Ashley (Evan) Bartels and 20 great grandchildren complete his loving family. Siblings Dick (Wanda) Roth, Janice Flueckinger, brother-in-law Lyle Suhr, sister-in-law Neva (Dean) Bruce and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marv was an active member of his church for over 60 years. He loved the land and successfully operated the Roth Farm with Marlys, Troy, Adele and Jill helping. In his retirement years he enjoyed helping third and fourth generation Roth farmers Troy and Jackie and Eric and Sharla. Marv served on the LaCreek Electric and Farmer’s Co-op Board of Directors for many years.

Marv was very competitive and enjoyed golf, bowling, and playing cards with friends, hunting and fishing with his family were also things he loved. Marv and Marlys enjoyed traveling to their children and grandchildren’s activities. Family was very important to Marv.

October 24, 2021, Marv went to his eternal home in the arms of Christ. He will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at the Grace Lutheran Church, Gordon, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Grace Lutheran Church and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

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