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Sept. 25, 1931-Aug. 13, 2009
Robert Emanuel Roth, 77, of Windsor, Colo., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Windsor Healthcare Center.
“Sonny,” as he was best known, was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Wellington, Colo., to Alexander and Pauline (Fritzler) Roth. He attended schools in Wellington and Windsor.
Sonny began farming at a young age with his dad in the Fort Collins, Windsor and Grover areas. He later worked for Great Western Sugar in Windsor for many seasons. On May 5, 1966, he started working for Monfort Feed Lots of Greeley and retired 38 years later as a heavy equipment operator.
Sonny loved to dance, especially the German Dutch Hop. He also liked gardening and coin collecting. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Greeley. Sonny will be remembered as a great dancer, for his great sense of humor and for being a teaser and prankster. He was a loving father, grandfather (Papa), Pop Pop (to Nicky) and a devoted husband and caregiver to his wife of 30 years.
He is survived by his son, Gaylan Eugene Roth (Julie) of Centennial, Colo.; son-in-law, Darrell May, also of Centennial; and grandchildren, McKenna and Keegan May, P.J. Cruz, Missy Gore, Matthew and Nicholas Roth. He also is survived by five brothers, Albert Roth (Amy) of Roseville, Calif., Roy Roth (Ruby), Harvey Roth (Sally), Gary Roth (Trisha), all of Windsor, and Raymond Roth of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sisters, Doris Parker (Don) of Longmont and Charlotte “Susie” Robinette (Danny) of Loveland, Colo.; sister-in-law, Vicki Ley of Eaton, Colo.; stepmother-in-law, Elsie Schwartz of Greeley; numerous nieces and nephews; aunts, Dorothy Hess of Moundridge, Kan., and Rachel Whitman of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Roth; daughter, Gwendalyn May; parents Pauline and Alexander Roth; brother, Alexander Roth Jr; father-in-law, Vic Schwartz; stepfather-in-law, Bill Wunsch; mother-in-law, Lydia Wunsch; and brothers-in-law, Everett Sinks and Larry Ley.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Resurrection Fellowship, 6502 E. Crossroads Blvd. in Loveland. Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Adamson Chapel in Greeley. Interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Condolences may be sent to the family at adamsonchapels.com.