Violet M. Roth
Violet M. Roth, 95, Loyal, entered into the fullness of eternal life Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at the House of Dove, in Marshfield.
Violet was born the daughter of Frank Gingras and Barbara (Scheidler) Gingras, in 1924, in Chippewa Falls, and grew up on a dairy farm in Lafayette.
Tasks on the farm included helping her older brother, Harold, operate a horse-drawn cultivator.
After graduating from Notre Dame McDonell High School, she was employed in the office at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, before attending Eau Claire State Teachers College.
She taught at various schools in Chippewa and Clark counties. Her last teaching assignment was second grade at St. Anthony Catholic School in Loyal, where her students included her daughter, Mary Jo.
She then assisted her husband, Norman, start Roth Mfg. Co., a farm-equipment manufacturing business in Loyal. Violet was the office manager, until she retired in her late 70s.
Violet was united in marriage in 1946, to the love of her life, Norman Roth, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cadott. He had earlier met Violet at St. Rose on a Sunday, after noticing Violet walking up for communion, wearing a fur jacket and an elegant, red hat.
She was a high-energy, joyful soul, with an infectious smile, who easily made friends. She was a member of St. Anthony Church and its PCCW.
She served on the Loyal Library Board for many years, and was a member of the Lone Pine Homemakers Club for over 50 years.
Violet kept the following poem pinned above her desk: The Value of a Smile. It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive it and increases the wealth of those who give it. It is of no value until it is given away. It happens in a flash...and the memory can last a lifetime.
She will be dearly missed, but fondly remembered, by her children – Daniel, Loyal, Mark (Lucille), Marshfield, Mary Jo Roth, Plymouth, Minn., Ann Newman, Deerfield, Ill., Thomas (Christine), Loyal, Anthony (Joy), Neillsville, and Kathleen (James) Lundstrom, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; along with 13 treasured grandchildren; three precious great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law – Jean Roth, Lakewood, Wash.; two brothers – Harold Gingras, Chippewa Falls, and Robert (Sachiko) Gingras, Cadott; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband – Norman; her beloved son – Joseph; her two sisters – Audrey Mcllquham and Eloise Burfisher Hoffman; and her son-in-law – Bill Newman.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal, with Father Leo Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Matthew Newman, Michael Newman, Justin Lundstrom, MacKenzie Lundstrom, Joseph Roth and Jessica Case.
Visitation will be held at the church Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 5-7 p.m., and again Thursday, from 10 a.m., until the time of service.
Violet asked memorials be directed to St. Anthony Catholic School, P.O. Box 69, Loyal, WI 54446.
Online condolences may be expressed at cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home in Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.