LaVerne E. Roth, age 87 of Eland, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, October 12, 2015.
LaVerne was born on August 28, 1928 in Clintonville, to the late Walley and Myrtle (Behling) Pingel. She grew up on her parents farm in the Clintonville area. On April 28, 1946, LaVerne married Robert Roth of Eland at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville. Together they farmed for 31 years in the Eland area and raised five boys. After LaVerne and Bob moved off the farm, LaVerne worked as a cook at the Birnamwood Elementary School. Family gatherings meant a lot to LaVerne. She loved being with all her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and family gatherings always included several of her wonderful pies. Her chocolate cake with boiled frosting was a family favorite. She loved making wedding cakes and enjoyed camping and gardening. Her faith, love of family, and spirit of always putting others first is what she will always be remembered for.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Robert; her four sons, Larry (Deb), Dennis (Mary), Milan (Brenda) and Robert Jr. (Rose); her grandchildren, Cheri (Chris) Dieringer, David Roth, Leslie (Doug) Brei, Bobby, Terri, Laura and Michelle Roth; her great-grandchildren, Alex and Julia Dieringer, Koy and Jay Brei; her step-grandchildren, Melissa (Ron) Hall, Brittany Kessel and Parker Kessel; her step-great-grandchildren, Eve Hall, Adam and Kassie Kessel; one step-great-grandchild due at the end of October; her sister, Carolee Roth; her brothers, Arlyn (Joyce) Pingel, Marlyn (Merry) Pingel and Walley (Debbie) Pingel, daughter-in-law, Kathy Roth; brother-in-law, Jackie (Irene) Roth and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, LaVerne was preceded in death by a son, Harvey; her sister and brother-in-law, Leisla (John) Surprise and a brother-in-law, Herbie Roth.
Funeral services for LaVerne will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Wittenberg with Rev. Clifford Kessen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.
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