Robert W.
Bob Roth
Robert W. "Bob" Roth

September 1, 1926 - April 23, 2018
Born in Freeborn, MN
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Robert William Roth was born September 1, 1926, in Freeborn, MN, son of Raymond John and Bertha Margaret (Chaney) Roth.

Bob married Rosemarie Greif on June 17, 1950 at the “Little Brown Church in the Vale” in Nashua, IA. He worked as an inspector at John Deere Tractor Works in Des Moines and belonged to the UAW Local 450.

He joined and was confirmed in April of 1956 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes. He was Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Legion Post #717 in Granger for 60 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemarie, son, Jeffrey Robert Roth, his parents, three brothers, Richard, John and Fred Roth; and two sisters, Marjorie Johannsen and Charlotte Wicklund. He is survived by two daughters Ami (Roth) Spevacek of Fifty Lakes, MN and Ava (John) Roth-Collins of Ankeny, son, Jesse (Barbara) of Falls Church, VA, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Iowa Chapter or the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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St. Peter Lutheran Church
1001 South James Street, P.O. Box 95
Grimes, IA US 50111
Saturday, June 2, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Service
St. Peter Lutheran Church
1001 S. James Street, P.O. Box 95
Grimes, IA US 50111
Saturday, June 2, 2018
3:00 PM
Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, IA
Grimes, Iowa 50111
Saturday, June 2, 2018


Ronald McDonald House
1441 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2700 Westown Pkwy #260
West Des Moines, IA 50266