Ronald J. Roth, 71, of Garden City, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Clines Corners, N.M., from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident.
He was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Garden City, to George and Margaret Savolt Roth. He graduated from Holcomb High School. While he was in high school, he received the State Farmer title in FFA.
A lifetime resident of the Holcomb and Garden City area, Mr. Roth had been a farmer all his life. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his lifetime partner, Catherine Overson, and her sons, Mark, Michael and Paul; his children, James Roth of Garden City, Kathleen and husband Ken Jorensen of Aurora, Colo., and Robert and wife Michelle Roth of Garden City; a brother, Edward and wife Martina Roth of Garden City; three sisters, Lorena and husband Richard Roenfeldt of Dodge City, Maryann Ladner of Garden City, and Diane and husband Mike Brungardt of Overland Park; a sister-in-law, LaVaughn Roth of Holcomb; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Donald Roth; and a brother-in-law, Max Ladner.
Vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to Holcomb FFA or Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.