Obituary for Iona Roth
Funeral services for Iona Roth, age 101, of Wisner, NE will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in West Point, NE, with a luncheon to follow. Interment will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Pender, NE after the luncheon. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at church.
Iona passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Wisner Care Center.
Iona Ida Roth, nee Wascher, was born July 18, 1915 to Ernst and Bertha Wascher, nee Zipf, at Beemer, EN. She lived with her parents on a farm three miles south of Beemer during her childhood.
Iona received her education both secular and religious at the Immanuel Lutheran School four miles south of Beemer and received her high school diploma after taking an extension course from LaSalle University in Chicago later in life.
Rev. M. Leimer baptized and confirmed Iona in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Beemer. In this same church she was married to Ervin R. Roth by Rev. Carl Hellman on January 1, 1939.
After their marriage they lived on a farm two and a half miles southwest of Bancroft and lived in the Bancroft vicinity until 1944, then moved to the Pender area and later purchased a farm eight miles north of Beemer in 1945.
The Roths were members of Zion Lutheran Church at Bancroft and then at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Pender, where all of their children were confirmed. Iona was organist, Sunday School Teacher, and chairwoman of Ladies Aid.
After moving to Omaha she joined Bethany Lutheran Church, their Library Guild, and served as treasurer and chairwoman. At present she held a membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point and had been a member of L.W.M.L.
She was a member of the Red Cross, held office of chairwoman and treasurer, volunteered at the hospital and delivered Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include her children and their families-
Daughter-Betty and Melvin Wilson of Wayne, NE and family, Renee Wilson and family-Erin and Jesse Fleury and children-Taylor, Jordyn & Rhett, and Evan and Ashley Bartels and children-Blakely and Cole, Rhonda and Marvin Hansen and family, Mara Hansen, and Alie and Christopher Fiorello, Rita and Kendall Paulsen and family, Tara and Cameron Cookenmaster, Abby Paulsen, and Owen Paulsen; Son- Raymond and Bonnie Roth of Omaha, NE and family, Andrea Lutz and Kenneth Clifford and family, Jacob Sweeney, Matthew Lutz, Stephanie Clifford, and Bradley and Sara Clifford and children-Jaylnn and Bellafina; Daughter- Shirley and Don Paulsen of Silver Creek, NE and son, Trevor Paulsen; Son-Terry and Lynette Roth of Pender, NE and family, Cory and Gina Roth and children-Courtney and Miranda Roth, Jason and Jenny Roth and children-Shelby, Dylan, Austin, and Alex Roth, Katie and Eric Jenks and children- Kenzi and Kolton Jenks; Son-Lyle Roth of Wisner, NE and family-Keena and Kory Koehlmoos and children-Korrell, Klay and Kazmyn Koehlmoos, Lucas Roth and children-Lucy and Hudson Roth, Amanda and Michael Eason and children-Creighton and Kingston Lichtenberg; Daughter-Karen and Byron Cruse of Lincoln, NE and family-Micala and Michael Demps and children-Michael Jr., Malik, and Malia Demps, Morgan and Meredith Cruse.
Sister-in-law-Delores Hunt of Emerson, NE
Several Nieces and Nephews also survive her.
Iona was preceded in death by her parents, husband-Ervin in 1964, 2 brothers- Herbert and Edgar Wascher, and 5 sisters-Hattie Brockmann, Golda Leimer, Eveline Ott, Viola Kuester, and Zeola Roth.