Joe J. Roth, age 85, of Wauseon, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Indian Meadows in Wauseon, after a courageous battle with cancer. He had retired from the Ohio Gas Company after 44 years of service.
Joe was born in Van Wert, Ohio, on September 17, 1934, the son of William L. and Mary S. (Doane) Roth. On April 6, 1958, he married Isabelle M. Demaline, and she preceded him in death in 1999. Joe was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he had been a Deacon, a member of the former Wauseon Elks, and the Wauseon Rotary Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and loved his granddaughters. Joe was a former member of the Wauseon Fire Department, was an avid The Ohio State Buckeyes football fan, a lifetime member of the NRA, and a lifelong member of the Ironwood Golf Course.
Surviving are children, Teresa (Charles) Hoag of Holland, OH, Jerry (Tricia) Roth of Napoleon; three granddaughters, Courtney Roth (Chase Reynolds), Breanna Roth and Kylie Vajen (Nate Sehlmeyer); and great-grandson, Kasen Vajen. He is also survived by his special friend, Marilyn Robinson and her family; sisters-in-law, Diann Roth, Kay Roth and Maxine Gorsuch; brother-in-law, Clarence “Slim” Goldsmith; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and six brothers, Delbert, Arden, Lowell, Gene, Rex, and Jerry.
All services will be private. Interment will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Fulton County Humane Society. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and associates of the Rainbow Oncology Center in Wauseon, Indian Meadows, and Elara Caring Hospice for all of their compassionate care. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.
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