Wayne J. Roth, 77 of Helenville, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
Wayne was born on October 13, 1942 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Watertown, WI, the son of Roy and Mabel (Meyer) Roth. He is a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School and July 6, 1963, he married Sharon Zautner at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sullivan. The couple had 3 children. Wayne was employed at L.W. Meyer & Sons of Sullivan for 44 plus years, retiring in 2004. Wayne also owned the Roth Insurance Agency, selling for Helenville Mutual – a company of which he was on the board of directors. He was a member of the Helenville Fire Dept. and served on the Lakeside general council. Fine woodworking was a passion and Wayne learned those skills from his father. He spent many hours in his woodshop passing his skills to his family. His talents were shared with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and he took pride in providing the church with the fruits of his labor. He also served on the church council in many capacities. Wayne and Sharon loved antiquing, and traveled to Germany, where they were able to walk on his ancestors’ homeland. His garden and flowers were perfect, and he maintained, drove, and cherished his antique cars. He was known as the “Helenville Historian” and even built his own home. Watching his grandchildren at their activities brought Wayne endless joy. His children knew him as “the Boss” and his wife remembers him as the kindest and most loving husband around. He was a wonderful provider and his family was never in need. Wayne J. Roth was a good man and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by: his wife Sharon Roth of Helenville; children Daniel (Suzanne) of Jefferson, Susan (David) Hinz of Helenville, and James (Tammy) of Helenville; 7 grandchildren Isaac (Gretchen), Alexis, Natalie, John, Cory, Ty, and Nathan; and brother Neil (Sally) of Helenville. Wayne is also survived by a number of close relatives and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Without the efforts of special caregivers Debbie Kramer and Lynn Fry, Wayne would not have been able to spend his final days in his home with his family. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to them both. Also, a sincere thanks to Shorehaven and the staff of Rainbow Hospice for the loving care provided.
A Funeral service will be held at 12:00PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Helenville with Rev. Lance Hoff presiding. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Wayne will be laid to rest at St. Peter’s Evergreen Cemetery following the funeral.
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