It is with heavy heart that we pass along this information below. Jim worked with me to restore a number of my tractors over the years. He will be sadly missed.
John J. “Jim” Roth, age 66 of Wanamingo died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Greenfield Cemetery in rural Kellogg. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota.
John James Roth was born on May 11, 1953 in Wabasha, MN. He grew up in rural Wabasha and helped his father on the farm and at his father’s lumberyard. He graduated from Wabasha High School in 1971 and entered the United States Marine Corp in July of that year. After his honorable discharge in June of 1973 he returned to the Wabasha area. Jim enrolled at the Pipestone Vo-Tech to become a butcher. Jim worked for Erickson Bakeries for six years and retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation after thirty two years in road maintenance.
Jim loved his children and grandchildren, along with repairing and restoring antique tractors, candy, crossword puzzles and babysitting his grand dogs.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Jill (Bob) Huebert of Oronoco; sons, Matt Roth of Wanamingo and Brandon (Lacey) Roth of Wanamingo; six grandchildren, Layla, Maggie, Tyler and Norah Huebert and Claire and Cole Roth; brother, Gary (Jayne) Roth and their daughter Kristi, all of Plainview and his grand dogs, Cub, Lucy and Bailey.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, John Frank Roth.
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